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détendre  [detɑ̃dʀ]

English translation: relax

Worry is useless, or so I keep telling myself. My first book, "But... what if it doesn't rain?", is about this very topic. As the story goes, I was about to embark on a much needed vacation when I was informed of an imminent surprise visit by the famous restaurant critic Mimi LaRue. I never know when Mimi or another restaurant reviewer is going to stop by one of my restaurants to scrutinize everything from the menu to the starch in my chef's toque. Luckily I have very good help that allows me to sneak away to a quiet spot and meditate before the first diners begin to arrive for a most spectacular dining experience!

My mantra is "food is my life".

Now, please excuse me while I relax my mind.