Thank you, Tony, for this amazing Twitpic of you and legendary French chef Paul Bocuse. “Never in my life, never in my dreams did I think this would happen,” writes Bourdain of the meeting. Bourdain caught up with Bocuse in Lyon, where he is filming “an all time epic food-centric episode of Parts Unknown with Chef Daniel Boulud.” Here’s some other stuff we loved today:

A slide show of 11 beautiful plates from New York City chefs. [New York Times]

How to make pancetta and Brussels sprout pizza à la Cucina Urbana. [Serious Eats]

Mystery tipper strikes in Phoenix with a $2,500 tip. [Eater]

L.A. saves Southern California’s best-preserved Googie-style diner. [Gizmodo]