Professor Bauer has more than one trick up his sleeve. Those who listen to him religiously discourse on delinquency at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts in Paris and even at the universities of Shanghai and New York, may not know this: well before making security his main livelihood, he traveled, and this from an early age, the stars of France and Navarre. He followed his father, a fine gourmet, wherever one could be sure that the meal was not
“an occupation devoid of any sensuality”,
according to the pretty formula of the chronicler Eugène Briffault, in the 19th century.
And this is how a passion is born, like a second skin, almost a double life.
“Sorry, I'm going to eat”
, invariably replies this exegete of the menu of crimes and misdemeanors when we want to interview him around 12:30 p.m. on the cars that burn or the homicides that climb.
A reference book
Long discreet inspector of Champérard, he became the director of this famous guide created by his friend the late Marc de…
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