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Kim Jong-il, An Infamous Gourmand

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The late, Kim Jong-il,  was a famous gourmand who fancied a wide variety of delicacies, purchased by his personal chef  from all over the world, and flown back to be consumed at lavish banquets for his friends and generals.  It was estimated that he had a cellar of over 10,000 bottles including wine and his favorite cognac and scotch Hennessy XO and Johnny Walker Swing. He was purported to be the largest single buyer of Hennessy, spending between $650,000 and $720,000 per year on the cognac during the nineties.

Kim Jong-il’s, now-escaped former chef, who managed to make his run while on a buying trip for Sea Urchin (Uni) to Japan. He went into hiding and wrote a book under the pseudonym Kenji Fujimoto, throughout the pages he emphasized that the Dear Leader refused to eat anything but the very best.