At 84, she lost everything and now lives on her native farm.

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This renowned host of cooking shows appeared on the small screen in 1983. Marie-Thérèse Ordonez was an emblematic figure of French gastronomy. Maté succeeded in realizing her dream by transforming her passion into a job. She exchanged her SNCF announcer’s cone for a kitchen apron. In the 1990s, she already had cracking popularity. It all started in 1983, with the meeting of director Patrice Bellotto, who had come to film a report on a rugby team for which the future host was cooking.

From 1983 to 1997, with host Micheline Banze-Lawton, she hosted the popular cooking show “La cuisine des mousquetaires”. Then, her talent shone in the program “Table,” and, for several years, she also worked as a host at Sud Radio.

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With her career in the media, Maté has also become a restorer. In her restaurant, she recorded her shows. She started publishing cookbooks, making documentary films, and writing fiction.

But in 2013, her life completely changed. Madame Ordonez has lost the meaning of life because her adorable son left this world due to cancer.
The disappearance of her adorable son, the liquidation of her restaurant in 2015, and finally the loss of her beloved husband in 2020 turned her whole life upside down, and the woman went to live far from everyone and no one except her loved ones. She does not know exactly where she lives.

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Some media outlets have reported that she moved to live on her native farm in Landes.

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