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10/18/2012 03:26 pm ET Updated Dec 18, 2012

Food Porn: Eric Ripert Shares His Worldly Findings

by Sarah Ball, Vanity Fair; photographs by Eric Ripert

Nougat from St. Tropez! Snails from Vietnam! Bumper crops of Italian squash! Eric Ripert--chef at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Bernardin in New York, star of Emmy Award-winning Avec Eric on PBS, and co-mastermind behind the restaurant's unprecedented overhaul last fall--is a fanatic for the best ingredients, part of his Buddhist ethic about treating Earth's bounty with the utmost respect. So it's no surprise that his cell-phone photos of food are mostly of impeccably sourced ingredients--a passel of chartreuse pears, fresh loaves of country bread, and his breakfast of champions: caviar. Click through to view the food photos, taken all over the globe, that Ripert carries around on his mobile--and read what he told us about why he couldn't resist taking a photograph.

See more food porn photos from today's culinary celebrities at VanityFair.com.

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