This article looks at French Michelin favorite Thierry Marx and his unique approach not just to cooking, but also to the notion of terroir itself. From his near-obsession with the Paulliac lamb born and bred in the Medoc region to his nomadic culinary background, he simultaneously embraces and rejects the classic identification with one's own soil and the harvest the latter reaps. This renegade and seemingly oxymoronic stance begs for and inspires a re-defining of that micro-regional concept in an age where globalism and multiculturalism dominate.

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