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A Fairly Short History of the Michelin Guide

In 1900, there weren’t many cars driving around France. The Michelin brothers, producers and purveyors of car tires decided that to boost the demand for cars – and their tires. They would publish a free guide for motorists they called the Michelin Guide. It provides information including maps, repair instructions, and hotels. In 1926, the brothers’ guide began to award a star for fine dining. By 1931 they developed the ranking system of 1-3 stars. And as the popularity of the restaurant section grew, the brothers hired an anonymous team of inspectors to visit and review restaurants. Guides are available for 23 countries across the globe to help aid in the foodie journey.

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Chantelle took to the written word like a fish takes to water. That is to say, she found herself immersed in literature from before she was born. She’s been known to tell her friends all about how she can still remember the passages she heard her mother read to her when she was in the womb - Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, and a bit of Hunter S. Thompson thrown in to balance it out. Whether she’s whipping up pithy one-liners to tease your brain or busy working on her second novel (the first one is available on Amazon under a pen name she refuses to disclose), Chantelle has continued to keep her feet wet with words, as it were. You’re sure to get a kick out of her giggle-worthy explanations and outrageous hints, and still come away feeling like you’ve just expanded your knowledge base.

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