Who was Eugénie Brazier? Google Doodle remembers French chef on her would-be 123rd birthday

Who was Eugénie Brazier? Google Doodle remembers French chef on her would-be 123rd birthday

  • Eugenie Brazier is commemorated in a new Google Doodle on June 12, 2018
  • Brazier was well-known for revolutionizing French cuisine in the city of Lyon 
  • She became famed for her Michelin-starred restaurants as an acclaimed chef 

Google has celebrated what would’ve been the 123rd birthday of French chef Eugénie Brazier with a unique Google Doodle.

She is considered one of France’s finest chefs and is credited with turning the city of Lyon into the country’s culinary capital.

But just who was Eugénie Brazier? Here’s all you need to know about who she was and what a Google Doodle is.

Google’s new Doodle recently marked what would’ve been Eugenie Brazier’s 123rd birthday

Who was Eugénie Brazier?

Eugénie Brazier was a celebrated French chef notable for being the first woman to earn three Michelin stars back in 1933.

She was born on June 12, 1895 in La Tranclière, France. Following the death of her mother when she was just ten years old, Brazier relocated to a farmstead where she soon learned how to cook in the Bresse regional style. By age 20, she had already gained a positive reputation for her cooking skills at a Brasserie du Dragon in the city of Lyon, also taking on numerous apprentices.

Brazier later started her first restaurant called La Mère Brazier in 1921, which quickly drew critical acclaim that remains to this day.

She later obtained the coveted three-star Michelin rating and became known as the chef of choice for many of the France’s elite, including French military leader and President Charles de Gaulle. Brazier almost single-handedly revolutionized the cuisine of Lyon into becoming known as the finest in France and later a global phenomenon thanks to students like the late Paul Bocuse.

Brazier passed away on March 2, 1977, but not before radically transforming French cuisine and making a name for herself as one of the world’s most notable chefs.

What is a Google Doodle?

Google Doodle’s are temporary changes to Google’s homepage logo to commemorate special events, holidays and people.

The first Google Doodle was created back in 1998 to mark the Burning Man festival. Initially designed by Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, they were later designed by a group of outside contractors until a special in-house team called Doodlers was established specifically to create Doodles on a regular basis.

Popular holidays such as Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day are typically marked with Google Doodles. In recent years, they’ve also appeared for events such as Pi Day, the Spring Equinox, the Commonwealth Games, St. George’s Day and more. 


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