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Just for Fun: Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser

By • May 4, 2012 • 15 Comments

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It was a busy day in the test kitchen when all of a sudden Amanda turned her computer screen, showed us all the New York Times homepage, and asked, "Is that Thomas Keller in my kitchen?"

The article in question is about chefs crusading against California's upcoming ban on the sale of foie gras, with a photo of the French Laundry's Thomas Keller standing and looking serious in a kitchen that looks remarkably like Amanda's.

Well, we had only one option. Readers, we present you Amanda "Thomas Keller" Hesser:

Doppelgangers! It's uncanny, no? (Who knew they both love black turtlenecks so much?) While the kitchens are slightly different, the cabinetry and shape are the same. Here's the comparison one more time:

Tags: amanda, thomas keller, doppelgangers, black turtlenecks, in the kitchen, fancy cabinets, great minds think alike

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over 1 year ago Pammorgan

Very adorable!!!

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over 1 year ago Pammorgan

Very adorable!!!

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almost 2 years ago WinnieAb

LOVE IT!

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almost 2 years ago Brenna

Yes. Ha!

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almost 2 years ago Brenna

Yes. Ha!

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almost 2 years ago msitter

How come you did not wear a watch?

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almost 2 years ago SKK

I love the tags - great minds think alike - dopplegangers!

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almost 2 years ago Anna Hezel

This is absolutely unreal.

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almost 2 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Amanda, do you know the name of the duck/goose that gave up its liver for that foie gras? Keller would. Maybe, Huey? Dewey? or Louie?

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almost 2 years ago brette warshaw

Brette is the Managing Editor of Food52.

The tags on this post kill me. "black turtlenecks" "fancy cabinets"

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almost 2 years ago Rhonda35

You gals sure are funny! I hope you sent a copy of the "twins separated at birth" photos to Keller.

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almost 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

That's hilarious - it's like those "find the differences" photos

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almost 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

That's hilarious - it's like those "find the differences" photos

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almost 2 years ago cdilaura

Christina is the Vice President of Commerce Operations for Provisions by Food52.

You had me fooled! Did you tell him we have his favorite Oregano Indio from Rancho Gordo in the shop?

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almost 2 years ago nzle

Also: a huge thanks to our photographer James Ransom for helping us get this photo done right!