You'll rarely hear Anne-Sophie Pic's name uttered without the epithet "best female chef " tacked on breathlessly afterwards. Her family's restaurant, Maison Pic, in southeast France, which she took over from her father in 1992 when she was only 23, currently holds three Michelin stars—only three other women have ever run 3-starred restaurants—and in 2011, she was named the world's best female chef by the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurant list. We think she's an awesome chef, and person, period, full stop. And so we decided she'd be perfect to kick off our new column, The Tenth Degree, in which we ask food, drink, and travel luminaries to answer a few of our burning questions. Think of it a little like a Saveur-ified Proust questionnaire. If there are questions you think we should be asking and aren't, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.