French chef Paul Bocuse, famous for earning the top three-star rating from the Michelin food guide for 40 years in a row, has revealed that he shares his life with three women, including his wife of 65 years.
"I am doing what every man dreams of," Bocuse said. "Women are the same, they like that." The chef lifeted the saucepan lid on his multiple love lives in the recently published photo memoir "Le Feu Sacre" （"The Sacred Fire"）, written by the daughter of one of his concubines.
He said that in addition to his wife Raymonde, whom he married after World War II, he has lived for 50 years with the mother of his son Jerome and for 35 years with a third woman, in addition to having a string of shortterm affairs.
"There was a period where there was freedom, 1968. I got stuck in that period," he explained, referring to the heyday of free love.The revelations have been greeted with a Gallic shrug in France, where food and sex are national pastimes.
concubine：名詞，姬妾、小老婆、姨太太。陳凱歌導演的「霸王別姬」，英文片名就是「Farewell My Concubine」。