When he came to the United States for the first time, to reopen Maxim's restaurant in Chicago in 1984, chef Jean Joho heard a term that was completely unfamiliar to him: "continental cuisine." For Joho it soon came to mean "not very good food." In the ensuing 27 years, Joho has helped many Americans to forget what continental cuisine was like and to appreciate his Alsace-inspired cooking. Wine Spectator's Sam Gugino explains.
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