The French Odette Kahn (1923-1982) was an expert in French gastronomy and wine and acted as a global ambassador in this regard. After studying economics at the famous French school HECJF, she became chief editor and later editor of the two magazines "Cuisine et Vins de France" and "Revue du Vin de France". The legendary Paris Wine Tasting
In 1976, when the myth of the qualitative superiority of French wines over New World products was broken, she acted as one of the 11 judges or wine critic
, However, she was dissatisfied with the surprising result, explicitly distanced herself from it and threw the English wine dealer and organizer Steven Spurrier
Kahn was a member of the "International Academy of Wine" and 40 wine brotherhoods
worldwide. Furthermore, she was the author of the cookbook "La Petite et la Grande Cuisine" = The Small and Large Kitchen (1977), as well as the co-author of the works "Cuisine sans Souci" (1974) and "La Vraie Cuisine de l'Alsace" (1976) active. Kahn has participated in numerous radio and television programs and was a member of the jury of several renowned culinary competitions. She has been awarded many times, for example as "Chevalier du Mérite National" and "Chevalier du Mérite Agricole" and with the "Paris Medal". Until the early 1980s, she was responsible for the “Meilleur Sommelier de France” competition and was General Secretary of the Association of Cooks and Restaurant Operators. She also founded the association "Amitiés Gastronomiques Internationales".