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  • Post #331 - June 6th, 2018, 8:20 am
    Post #331 - June 6th, 2018, 8:20 am Post #331 - June 6th, 2018, 8:20 am
    barbara kafka, cookbook author and writer, died this week. i was a big fan of her first microwave cookbook. there is still much disdain and ignorance about the ways that the microwave can be a useful tool and i remember her book being controversial when it came out.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/obit ... 6878150606
  • Post #332 - June 8th, 2018, 6:59 am
    Post #332 - June 8th, 2018, 6:59 am Post #332 - June 8th, 2018, 6:59 am
    Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide. He was found dead in his hotel room by chef Eric Ripert.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.co ... index.html
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #333 - June 8th, 2018, 7:10 am
    Post #333 - June 8th, 2018, 7:10 am Post #333 - June 8th, 2018, 7:10 am
    Philip George, Designer of Elegant Restaurants, Dies at 94

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/obit ... -ios-share
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #334 - June 25th, 2018, 3:29 pm
    Post #334 - June 25th, 2018, 3:29 pm Post #334 - June 25th, 2018, 3:29 pm
    Blackbird co-founder Rick Diarmit has died
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #335 - June 29th, 2018, 4:49 pm
    Post #335 - June 29th, 2018, 4:49 pm Post #335 - June 29th, 2018, 4:49 pm
    Bruce Cook

    Bruce was on the founding team of moderators and dreamers who created LTHforum.com an eon ago.

    Over the last few years, I sensed his presence more on facebook than LTHforum. This afternoon I recalled not hearing from him for a while. I flipped over to his facebook page to learn he died in January.

    One often used and cited trick I learned via Bruce: pour very hot water into an insulated container converting your 'cooler' to a hot box. Someone once grumbled Bruce was not the inventor, however he was my source on how to do this.

    Bruce is survived by his wife Mary.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #336 - July 6th, 2018, 1:14 pm
    Post #336 - July 6th, 2018, 1:14 pm Post #336 - July 6th, 2018, 1:14 pm
    Paul Obis Gave Up Meat, Founded Vegetarian Times

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-obis- ... 1530888748
  • Post #337 - July 6th, 2018, 1:50 pm
    Post #337 - July 6th, 2018, 1:50 pm Post #337 - July 6th, 2018, 1:50 pm
    excelsior wrote:Paul Obis Gave Up Meat, Founded Vegetarian Times

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-obis- ... 1530888748


    The Sun Times had a good article without a firewall.

    Paul Obis, Vegetarian Times founder who later ‘liked a good steak,’ dead at 66
  • Post #338 - July 6th, 2018, 3:26 pm
    Post #338 - July 6th, 2018, 3:26 pm Post #338 - July 6th, 2018, 3:26 pm
    Hi,

    I remember when he returned to eating meat, it was national news.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #339 - July 6th, 2018, 4:13 pm
    Post #339 - July 6th, 2018, 4:13 pm Post #339 - July 6th, 2018, 4:13 pm
    I read the obituary in the Sun Times, and he died from Lewy Body disease, which is a combination of dementia and parkinson's. When they did an autopsy on Robin Williams after he committed suicide, they found out he had it. Apparently Paul remarried only four years ago, and so I assume he had it then but was not diagnosed. I've taken care of three different men that had it, and in at least two of the cases, it took the family forever to get the right diagnosis.
  • Post #340 - July 6th, 2018, 4:20 pm
    Post #340 - July 6th, 2018, 4:20 pm Post #340 - July 6th, 2018, 4:20 pm
    For those who watched The Boss series, the mayor had Lewy Body disease. It was the first time I was aware of this disorder.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #341 - July 7th, 2018, 8:22 am
    Post #341 - July 7th, 2018, 8:22 am Post #341 - July 7th, 2018, 8:22 am
    Ralph Paige, a nationally prominent advocate for black farmers who fought to save their land and to win them financial compensation for what they contended were years of government discrimination, died on June 28 in Atlanta. He was 74.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/obit ... at-74.html
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #342 - July 9th, 2018, 9:55 am
    Post #342 - July 9th, 2018, 9:55 am Post #342 - July 9th, 2018, 9:55 am
    the new york times is doing a series of obituaries of important women neglected by the new york times obituary writers when they died: today's is fannie farmer.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/obit ... 6878150709
  • Post #343 - July 20th, 2018, 6:36 pm
    Post #343 - July 20th, 2018, 6:36 pm Post #343 - July 20th, 2018, 6:36 pm
    Home Run Inn CEO Joe Perrino, who helped turn business into frozen pizza empire, dead at 64
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #344 - July 21st, 2018, 8:50 pm
    Post #344 - July 21st, 2018, 8:50 pm Post #344 - July 21st, 2018, 8:50 pm
    Jonathon Gold dies at 57.
    Gold died of pancreatic cancer at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles this evening, according to his wife, Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa. He was diagnosed with the disease in early July.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #345 - July 21st, 2018, 9:23 pm
    Post #345 - July 21st, 2018, 9:23 pm Post #345 - July 21st, 2018, 9:23 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Jonathon Gold dies at 57.
    Gold died of pancreatic cancer at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles this evening, according to his wife, Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa. He was diagnosed with the disease in early July.


    Thanks for the link, Cathy. A beautiful tribute.
  • Post #346 - July 22nd, 2018, 12:12 am
    Post #346 - July 22nd, 2018, 12:12 am Post #346 - July 22nd, 2018, 12:12 am
    Madeleine Kamman, 87, Who Gave Americans a Taste of France, Dies
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/obit ... ell-region®ion=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well
  • Post #347 - July 22nd, 2018, 12:15 am
    Post #347 - July 22nd, 2018, 12:15 am Post #347 - July 22nd, 2018, 12:15 am
    More on Jonathan Gold, per Pete Wells at the New York Times . . .

    Jonathan Gold, Food Critic Who Celebrated L.A.’s Cornucopia, Dies at 57

    at nytimes.com, Pete Wells wrote:Jonathan Gold, the restaurant critic whose curious, far-ranging, relentless explorations of his native Los Angeles helped his readers understand dozens of cuisines and helped the city understand itself, died on Saturday in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 57.

    The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Margy Rochlin, a close friend.

    In more than a thousand reviews published since the 1980s, Mr. Gold chronicled his city’s pupuserias, bistros, diners, nomadic taco trucks, soot-caked outdoor rib and brisket smokers, sweaty indoor xiao long bao steamers, postmodern pizzerias, vintage delicatessens, strictly omakase sushi-yas, Roman gelaterias, Korean porridge parlors, Lanzhou hand-pulled noodle vendors, Iranian tongue-sandwich shops, vegan hot dog griddles, cloistered French-leaning hyper-seasonal tasting counters and wood-paneled Hollywood grills with chicken potpie and martinis on every other table.

    Unlike some critics, Mr. Gold never saw expensive, rarefied restaurants as the peak of the terrain he surveyed, although he reviewed his share of them. Shiki Beverly Hills, Noma and Alinea all took turns under his critical loupe. He was in his element, though, when he championed small, family-run establishments where publicists and wine lists were unheard-of and English was often a second language, if it was spoken at all.

    “Before Tony Bourdain, before reality TV and ‘Parts Unknown’ and people really being into ethnic food in a serious way, it was Jonathan who got it, completely,” the writer and editor Ruth Reichl said. “He really got that food was a gateway into the people, and that food could really define a community. He was really writing about the people more than the food.”

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #348 - August 6th, 2018, 8:20 am
    Post #348 - August 6th, 2018, 8:20 am Post #348 - August 6th, 2018, 8:20 am
    Joël Robuchon, the 'Most Starred Chef' in the World, Dies at 73

    "I very rarely do anything more than three main flavors on any dish," he said. "And what's important in cooking, to me, is the taste. And I think that's the true job of a chef, to create this flavor profile, these flavors of each of the dishes, and I think that that takes a lot of technique and a lot of knowledge to do correctly."
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #349 - August 30th, 2018, 8:20 am
    Post #349 - August 30th, 2018, 8:20 am Post #349 - August 30th, 2018, 8:20 am
    James Villas, an author of numerous cookbooks and magazine articles who staunchly defended his homegrown Southern cooking and waged an uncivil war against voguish gustatory gimmickry, died on Aug. 17 at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 80.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/29/obit ... -dead.html
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #350 - September 4th, 2018, 4:22 am
    Post #350 - September 4th, 2018, 4:22 am Post #350 - September 4th, 2018, 4:22 am
    Kenny Shopshin, a true original, has died in NYC.

    http://www.brooklynvegan.com/rip-kenny-shopsin/
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #351 - September 5th, 2018, 12:06 am
    Post #351 - September 5th, 2018, 12:06 am Post #351 - September 5th, 2018, 12:06 am
    stevez wrote:Kenny Shopshin, a true original, has died in NYC.

    http://www.brooklynvegan.com/rip-kenny-shopsin/

    Here's a nice tribute by Helen Rosner at newyorker.com . . .

    at newyorker.com, Helen Rosner wrote:Kenny Shopsin, the chef-proprietor of Shopsin’s, the defiantly idiosyncratic general-store-cum-restaurant in the West Village and, later, the Lower East Side, was not the sort of person for whom death ever seemed a possibility. Cranky, nonconformist, uninhibited, seemingly driven by an internal engine of profane irascibility, he was a New York legend, part of the social architecture of the city, a wild-haired totem of a lower Manhattan that once was, before the degradation of Greenwich Village into a place of vacant luxury storefronts waiting to be reanimated by businesses able to pay five- or six-figure monthly rents. The news of Shopsin’s death, which spread like a rumor over Labor Day weekend, and was confirmed on Tuesday by his daughter Tamara, was like one of the legs being yanked off a chair. We’re still upright, but things are very wobbly.

    Remembering Kenny Shopsin, the Irascible Chef-King of Lower Manhattan

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #352 - September 5th, 2018, 2:55 am
    Post #352 - September 5th, 2018, 2:55 am Post #352 - September 5th, 2018, 2:55 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Jonathon Gold dies at 57.
    Gold died of pancreatic cancer at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles this evening, according to his wife, Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa. He was diagnosed with the disease in early July.



    In 2015, there was a documentary - City of Gold - that basically shadowed him for a few weeks. He was an interesting character.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2614776/

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