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Gluttony 'treated as a moral good'

You can't open a newspaper of magazine, or turn on the television, without coming face to face with a chef. But are celebrities like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver the symptom of a culture, or even a civilisation, in decline? US critic Brian Myers and the Guardian's food writer Matthew Fort discuss whether it is all a case of gastronomic excess.

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