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Acclaimed French chef asks to be stripped of three Michelin stars

Sébastien Bras, who runs Le Suquet restaurant in Laguiole, requests removal from rankings of gastronomic bible

TO GO WITH AFP STORY LAURENCE BOUTREUX Chefs Michel Bras (R) and his son Sebastien pose as they prepare a buckwheat flour wrap called 'Le Capucin' at their new restaurant 'Capucin' in Toulouse on January 25, 2014. The Michelin-starred chefs, fervent promoters of their native Aveyron region, have launched a new fast-food restaurant in Toulouse that celebrates local produce. AFP PHOTO/ PASCAL PAVANI / Getty Images

One of France’s most celebrated chefs, whose restaurant has been honoured with three stars in the Michelin guide for almost 20 years, has pleaded to be stripped of the prestigious ranking because of the huge pressure of being judged on every dish he serves.

Sébastien Bras, 46, who runs the acclaimed Le Suquet restaurant in Laguiole where diners look

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