It began with the random French lady breaking baguette in the dining room at Le Bernardin. “I have this project,” she said, showing the strikingly handsome man in chefs whites some samples of her work — food and pretty person photography that somehow unites Bon Appétit and Visionaire. “I was like, ‘Wow, this is incredible,’” says the man, Eric Ripert, years later while sitting in the basement office of his four-star restaurant in Midtown Manhattan.