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  • Post #271 - November 1st, 2016, 8:56 pm
    Post #271 - November 1st, 2016, 8:56 pm Post #271 - November 1st, 2016, 8:56 pm
    Owner of ‘The Fish Keg’ on Howard Street Dies

    http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/owne ... treet-dies
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #272 - November 6th, 2016, 4:25 pm
    Post #272 - November 6th, 2016, 4:25 pm Post #272 - November 6th, 2016, 4:25 pm
    FRancis, the dog, of Cooking with Dog:

    Our host Francis passed away this afternoon. He was 14 years and 9 months old and lived a full, happy life. Over the past 9 years, he was loved by viewers all over the world and we would like to thank you for your kindness and support. Francis was the happiest dog we have ever met and he brought us so many good memories. He was a good friend and will be missed.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #273 - November 17th, 2016, 10:14 am
    Post #273 - November 17th, 2016, 10:14 am Post #273 - November 17th, 2016, 10:14 am
    Theodore F. Twardzik, Founder of Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Dies at 89

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/busin ... -ipad&_r=0
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #274 - November 23rd, 2016, 11:33 pm
    Post #274 - November 23rd, 2016, 11:33 pm Post #274 - November 23rd, 2016, 11:33 pm
    Edgar Chase Jr., Purveyor of Creole Cuisine, Dies at 88

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/us ... at-88.html
  • Post #275 - December 1st, 2016, 8:22 am
    Post #275 - December 1st, 2016, 8:22 am Post #275 - December 1st, 2016, 8:22 am
    Michael James Delligatti, Creator of the Big Mac, Dies at 98

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/busin ... -ipad&_r=0
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #276 - December 3rd, 2016, 8:58 am
    Post #276 - December 3rd, 2016, 8:58 am Post #276 - December 3rd, 2016, 8:58 am
    Peng Chang-kuei, the Taiwanese chef who invented General Tso’s chicken, a dish nearly universal in Chinese restaurants in the United States, died on Wednesday in Taipei. He was 98.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/world ... -ipad&_r=0
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #277 - December 29th, 2016, 5:45 pm
    Post #277 - December 29th, 2016, 5:45 pm Post #277 - December 29th, 2016, 5:45 pm
    Robert L. Hulseman, Chicago-area creator of famed red Solo Cup, dies at 84.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #278 - December 29th, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Post #278 - December 29th, 2016, 7:00 pm Post #278 - December 29th, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Robert L. Hulseman, Chicago-area creator of famed red Solo Cup, dies at 84.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html

    They were located in Highland Park behind the Police Station for years. I know more about this guy and company since his death, than anytime before. Of course, that is why I like reading obits, you learn so much and often wished you met them.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #279 - December 30th, 2016, 3:41 pm
    Post #279 - December 30th, 2016, 3:41 pm Post #279 - December 30th, 2016, 3:41 pm
    I remember the Solo Cup factory in HP, by the police station. (I think there was a good Chinese restaurant near there too? I can still picture the brick building and pink neon sign.) I think my sister and some of her high school friends worked at the Solo Cup factory. There was also a Solo Cup factory in Urbana when I lived there in the 80's/90's.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #280 - February 1st, 2017, 11:28 am
    Post #280 - February 1st, 2017, 11:28 am Post #280 - February 1st, 2017, 11:28 am
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily- ... =183827925

    Mr. Larson was a farmer in Hinckley, IL, who got his start in 1941. Lots of interesting detail on how he became a farmer and the economics. One rather amusing story about a favorite uncle, which is rather fantastic.

    Howard C. Larson, originally wrote this obituary when he was 93 years old and made needed modifications to it as years passed. Howard died peacefully at home at 97.

    Razbry posted this on facebook, but it certainly meets our criteria for an interesting obituary.

    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 #281 - February 1st, 2017, 6:34 pm
    Post #281 - February 1st, 2017, 6:34 pm Post #281 - February 1st, 2017, 6:34 pm
    That is lovely. Thank you, Cathy2 and razbry.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #282 - February 7th, 2017, 8:39 am
    Post #282 - February 7th, 2017, 8:39 am Post #282 - February 7th, 2017, 8:39 am
    Lorenzo Servitje, a Founder of the World’s Biggest Bakery, Dies at 98

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/busi ... -ipad&_r=0
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #283 - February 11th, 2017, 12:32 pm
    Post #283 - February 11th, 2017, 12:32 pm Post #283 - February 11th, 2017, 12:32 pm
    Mike Ilitch, Little Caesars Founder and Detroit Sports Owner, Dies at 87

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/s ... wings.html
  • Post #284 - March 7th, 2017, 11:42 pm
    Post #284 - March 7th, 2017, 11:42 pm Post #284 - March 7th, 2017, 11:42 pm
    "Joseph W. Rogers, a founder of Waffle House, the restaurant chain that achieved a kind of cultural renown with its no-frills menu, attentive service and round-the-clock hours, died on Friday in Atlanta. He was 97."

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/business/joseph-rogers-died-waffle-house-co-founder.html?referer=
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #285 - March 11th, 2017, 9:10 am
    Post #285 - March 11th, 2017, 9:10 am Post #285 - March 11th, 2017, 9:10 am
    Carol Field, an authority on Italian cuisine whose classic cookbook “Italian Baking,” published in 1985, introduced Americans to regional breads like ciabatta and focaccia, as well as to desserts, died on Friday in San Francisco. She was 76.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/dini ... -ipad&_r=0
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #286 - April 11th, 2017, 8:05 am
    Post #286 - April 11th, 2017, 8:05 am Post #286 - April 11th, 2017, 8:05 am
    Al Golin, original PR man for McDonald’s, dead at 87

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/al-gol ... ead-at-87/
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #287 - April 28th, 2017, 11:40 am
    Post #287 - April 28th, 2017, 11:40 am Post #287 - April 28th, 2017, 11:40 am
    Waffle House founders die less than two months apart
    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 #288 - May 7th, 2017, 7:36 am
    Post #288 - May 7th, 2017, 7:36 am Post #288 - May 7th, 2017, 7:36 am
    Marilyn Lewis, Hamburger Hamlet co-founder who is credited with creating the gourmet burger, dies at 87

    http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #289 - May 7th, 2017, 7:53 am
    Post #289 - May 7th, 2017, 7:53 am Post #289 - May 7th, 2017, 7:53 am
    Ms. Lewis was no doubt ahead of her times with the gourmet burger thing, which I thought was quasi-ludicrous back in the early 1990's when I'd frequent the Hamburger Hamlet in Glenview near Lake & Waukegan. But I kept going back. Excellent burger at the time, good store, have missed it for the last 20+ years.
  • Post #290 - May 15th, 2017, 7:46 am
    Post #290 - May 15th, 2017, 7:46 am Post #290 - May 15th, 2017, 7:46 am
    Henry Chung, who brought the lessons of Chinese cooking from his grandmother’s rural kitchen to the United States, where he opened one of the first American restaurants to specialize in spicy Hunanese cuisine, died on April 23 in San Francisco. He was 98.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/us/h ... -ipad&_r=0
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #291 - May 25th, 2017, 4:23 pm
    Post #291 - May 25th, 2017, 4:23 pm Post #291 - May 25th, 2017, 4:23 pm
    Levon Demerdjian, ran Armenian restaurants, dies at 80

    The first of the restaurants —all called Sayat Nova for a famous Armenian poet and musician — was on Sheridan Road near Loyola University's Lake Shore Campus. The second still operates on Ohio Street off Michigan Avenue and is run by a nephew. The third was started by Levon Demerdjian in Des Plaines.

    =R=
    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

    Another beer before happy hour to put me in the mood for drinkin', uh huh huh, oh, forget thinkin' --Beaver Nelson

    I find it a matter of note that in New York or Terre Haute, school cookies always seem to be oatmeal --Mr. French
  • Post #292 - May 25th, 2017, 4:56 pm
    Post #292 - May 25th, 2017, 4:56 pm Post #292 - May 25th, 2017, 4:56 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Levon Demerdjian, ran Armenian restaurants, dies at 80

    The first of the restaurants —all called Sayat Nova for a famous Armenian poet and musician — was on Sheridan Road near Loyola University's Lake Shore Campus. The second still operates on Ohio Street off Michigan Avenue and is run by a nephew. The third was started by Levon Demerdjian in Des Plaines.

    =R=

    I ate at that spot once, on Golf just west of Mount Prospect Road. It had the layout of a former gas station or convenience store, but kofta made for a great lunch. It's been a hot dog stand called "Johnnie's Place" for years.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #293 - May 27th, 2017, 8:40 pm
    Post #293 - May 27th, 2017, 8:40 pm Post #293 - May 27th, 2017, 8:40 pm
    Beatrice Trum Hunter, a Brooklyn-born public school teacher who transplanted herself in midlife to a sylvan sanctuary, where she compiled what was heralded as the nation’s first healthful natural foods cookbook, died on Wednesday in Hillsborough, N.H. Having practiced what she preached, Mrs. Hunter lived to be 98.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/us/b ... at-98.html
  • Post #294 - June 5th, 2017, 9:55 pm
    Post #294 - June 5th, 2017, 9:55 pm Post #294 - June 5th, 2017, 9:55 pm
    I'm proud of this long-time and long-lived University of Illinois professor and sad to learn of his passing:

    Fred A. Kummerow, an Early Opponent of Trans Fats, Dies at 102

    He may well have been the person most responsible for getting trans fats banned from processed foods in the US.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #295 - June 13th, 2017, 11:54 am
    Post #295 - June 13th, 2017, 11:54 am Post #295 - June 13th, 2017, 11:54 am
    Mr. Panopoulos, who is widely credited with having created and named the Hawaiian pizza, died June 8 at 83, four months after his fruit-laden, at times politically polarizing creation triggered a spat between the leaders of Iceland and Canada.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... story.html
  • Post #296 - June 20th, 2017, 2:42 pm
    Post #296 - June 20th, 2017, 2:42 pm Post #296 - June 20th, 2017, 2:42 pm
    Flo Braker, Bay Area baking authority, dies
  • Post #297 - June 27th, 2017, 7:29 pm
    Post #297 - June 27th, 2017, 7:29 pm Post #297 - June 27th, 2017, 7:29 pm
    Alain Senderens, world-renowned French chef who fed the less formal gourmand

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... story.html?
  • Post #298 - June 27th, 2017, 10:17 pm
    Post #298 - June 27th, 2017, 10:17 pm Post #298 - June 27th, 2017, 10:17 pm
    excelsior wrote:
    Alain Senderens, world-renowned French chef who fed the less formal gourmand

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... story.html?

    Senderens was the first Michelin-starred restaurant in which I ever dined. :(

    =R=
    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

    Another beer before happy hour to put me in the mood for drinkin', uh huh huh, oh, forget thinkin' --Beaver Nelson

    I find it a matter of note that in New York or Terre Haute, school cookies always seem to be oatmeal --Mr. French
  • Post #299 - July 11th, 2017, 4:14 pm
    Post #299 - July 11th, 2017, 4:14 pm Post #299 - July 11th, 2017, 4:14 pm
    “If you don’t like the way I do things, buy me out!”


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... story.html
  • Post #300 - July 14th, 2017, 12:21 pm
    Post #300 - July 14th, 2017, 12:21 pm Post #300 - July 14th, 2017, 12:21 pm
    Johnny Veliotis, Founder Of Beloved Hot Dog Stand Johnny O's, Dies At 85
    CHICAGO — Johnny Veliotis, founder of iconic Bridgeport hot dog spot Johnny O's, died Thursday afternoon.

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