"In the Boston cookbook, most of its tasty concoctions based on defensive ingredients, Kessel is viewed as that little sprig of parsley that makes the plate look better but really doesn't factor into whether the meal is a true success."
If the entire history of Food Metaphors were "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," Kevin Dupont would be Louisette Bertholle – not the most famous chef/author, but certainly an integral ingredient in the stew of that book. The baudroie, if you will.
Mike Celizic would be Julia Child. Obviously.
And yes, I did see "Julie and Julia." I'm 34 and married. Deal with it.
(Hat tip to CoolPapaBellhorn)