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  • Post #391 - September 19th, 2019, 9:15 pm
    Post #391 - September 19th, 2019, 9:15 pm Post #391 - September 19th, 2019, 9:15 pm
    Susanne Poilevey, co-creator of Le Bouchon and La Sardine restaurants, dies after a long battle with cancer

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/p ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #392 - October 18th, 2019, 8:41 am
    Post #392 - October 18th, 2019, 8:41 am Post #392 - October 18th, 2019, 8:41 am
    Owner of Brat Stop remembered for his generosity
    Gerald “Jerry” Rasmussen, aka “The Bratfather,” who died Friday at age 78, was remembered this week by family and friends more for his generosity than for creating the iconic brat empire at Highway 50 and I-94.
    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 #393 - October 21st, 2019, 2:56 pm
    Post #393 - October 21st, 2019, 2:56 pm Post #393 - October 21st, 2019, 2:56 pm
    Panel reflecting on Molly O'Neill's body of work:
    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 #394 - October 21st, 2019, 5:02 pm
    Post #394 - October 21st, 2019, 5:02 pm Post #394 - October 21st, 2019, 5:02 pm
    For friends and fans of Alton Brown's "Good Eats." This was just posed on the IACP FB page:
    Sad to share this news but I know there are members who know my cousin Debbie Duchon, Nutritional Anthropologist for Alton Brown's Good Eats, Food historian, past IACP member and botanical foods expert passed away last week from brain cancer.

    This agressive form, Glioblastoma, was identified in September. She had so much more to offer the world and always had a saucy smart comment on any topic. I tagged IACP members who were on her Facebook page just so you know.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

    http://midwestmaize.wordpress.com
  • Post #395 - October 22nd, 2019, 7:33 am
    Post #395 - October 22nd, 2019, 7:33 am Post #395 - October 22nd, 2019, 7:33 am
    Hi,

    I had contact with Deb Duchon, because she wanted tips on how Culinary Historians of Chicago was managed. I had no idea of who she was and her background, though I try to be supportive related to our mutual interests. That's what happens when you almost never see the Food Network.

    She seemed like a very nice person.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    (I will merge this into interesting obituaries in a few days)
    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 #396 - October 24th, 2019, 11:09 pm
    Post #396 - October 24th, 2019, 11:09 pm Post #396 - October 24th, 2019, 11:09 pm
    This is a pretty good way to celebrate a life.

    A Potluck Celebrating the Life of Deb Duchon

    Deb Duchon lwsdr,ived her life with zesddt. While she wasn't one to enjoy formal services, she DfID love food and the people in her community. Come celebrate the life of Deb with a potluck!

    Directions: Bring a dish that reminds you of Deb (ex: wild edibles, a dish using an ingredient J your favorite Good Eats episode, a dish you enjoyed together). Then, write on a note card what the dish is and why it makes you think of Deb. Bonus points if you're also able to share the history of the food!

    When: Friday November 22 in the evening (exact times TBD)
    Where: Decatur, GA (exact place TBD depending on attendance)
    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 #397 - October 25th, 2019, 8:48 am
    Post #397 - October 25th, 2019, 8:48 am Post #397 - October 25th, 2019, 8:48 am
    Cathy2 wrote:This is a pretty good way to celebrate a life.

    A Potluck Celebrating the Life of Deb Duchon


    I agree. Good for any serious foodie that one cares about.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

    http://midwestmaize.wordpress.com
  • Post #398 - November 22nd, 2019, 9:59 pm
    Post #398 - November 22nd, 2019, 9:59 pm Post #398 - November 22nd, 2019, 9:59 pm
    It was an honor to attend the Deb Duchon Memorial Pot Luck this evening. Many fine foods were eaten and discussed, a couple of Good Eats clips were watched, and several wonderful stories were told. She made a huge impact on the world, and she will be missed. It was wonderful to see Millie Huff Coleman and several other familiar faces there. Even if you weren't there tonight, you can remember her by eating a wild edible or doing some food research or telling someone a food trivia fact in her honor!

    I think this is a lovely way to honor anyone who is food-centric.

    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 #399 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:48 am
    Post #399 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:48 am Post #399 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:48 am
    Lou Ragusi, whose Capt’n Nemo’s submarine sandwich shops fed generations, has died at 88
    In 1971, Lou Ragusi opened Capt’n Nemo’s, a restaurant that promised customers “A Whale of a Sub.”

    The Army veteran used to joke about how he came up with his restaurant’s name. “I couldn’t get my rank in the service,” he’d say. “So I bought it.”

    Since then, Capt’n Nemo’s has served hundreds of thousands of sandwiches at the original Rogers Park location at 7367 N. Clark St. and at a satellite in Winnetka.

    Forty-eight years after he founded it, the menu is largely unchanged. Hearty perennials include the Seafarer, a tuna sub with sliced hard-boiled eggs and “CSS” — Captain’s Secret Sauce — and the South Sea Sub, a ham-salami-American cheese combo with pineapple dressing. There also are two liverwurst sandwiches, the Conqueror and the Spectacular, with “a small but maniacally devoted following,’’ according to Mr. Ragusi’s son Steve.

    Mr. Ragusi died Nov. 18 at Evanston Hospital. He was 88 and had pancreatic cancer, according to his son.
  • Post #400 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:22 pm
    Post #400 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:22 pm Post #400 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:22 pm
    [url=André Daguin Dies at 84; Chef Made Gascony (and a Dish) Famous]André Daguin Dies at 84; Chef Made Gascony (and a Dish) Famous[/url]
    André Daguin, a chef who helped put Gascony on the culinary map and made grilled duck breast the most popular dish in France, died on Tuesday at his home in the remote town of Auch, where he achieved his renown running the kitchen of his family’s hotel. He was 84.

    His daughter Ariane Daguin, the founder and owner of the American meat and charcuterie company d’Artagnan, said the cause was pancreatic cancer.

    Mr. Daguin, the descendant of generations of chefs, hotelkeepers and charcutiers, took over the kitchen of the Hôtel de France in 1959 and almost immediately made a daring decision. Up to that time, breast of duck was a little-regarded ingredient, used primarily in confits — meat simmered and preserved in its own fat.

    He decided to grill the breast, or magret, like a steak.
    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 #401 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:24 pm
    Post #401 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:24 pm Post #401 - December 3rd, 2019, 5:24 pm
    Daguin Dies at 84; Chef Made Gascony (and a Dish) Famous
    André Daguin, a chef who helped put Gascony on the culinary map and made grilled duck breast the most popular dish in France, died on Tuesday at his home in the remote town of Auch, where he achieved his renown running the kitchen of his family’s hotel. He was 84.

    His daughter Ariane Daguin, the founder and owner of the American meat and charcuterie company d’Artagnan, said the cause was pancreatic cancer.

    Mr. Daguin, the descendant of generations of chefs, hotelkeepers and charcutiers, took over the kitchen of the Hôtel de France in 1959 and almost immediately made a daring decision. Up to that time, breast of duck was a little-regarded ingredient, used primarily in confits — meat simmered and preserved in its own fat.

    He decided to grill the breast, or magret, like a steak.
    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 #402 - December 18th, 2019, 8:51 am
    Post #402 - December 18th, 2019, 8:51 am Post #402 - December 18th, 2019, 8:51 am
    Mustard magnate Carl Plochman, helped develop distinctive yellow squeeze barrel, dies
    Carl Plochman was with his family’s mustard company for 40 years and had a hand in developing the brand’s distinctive yellow plastic barrel packaging, said to be one of the earliest successful squeeze containers for condiments.

    “He and my grandfather and my uncle developed it in the late 1950s and early 1960s,” said Plochman’s son, Carl III, who goes by Terry.

    Carl Plochman retired as CEO and chairman of Plochman’s Mustard in 1989 and turned to civic work for organizations including the C. G. Jung Center in Evanson. The family sold the firm in 2010.

    Plochman, 95, died of natural causes Nov. 30 in Westminster Place in Evanston, according to his daughter, Nancy “Sajidah Kazmi” Plochman. He moved to Evanston about eight years ago after seven years in Wilmette and about 50 years in Winnetka.
  • Post #403 - January 3rd, 2020, 11:38 am
    Post #403 - January 3rd, 2020, 11:38 am Post #403 - January 3rd, 2020, 11:38 am
    Anthony Bourdain's personal effects brought more than $1.8 million at auction in October. Some of the proceeds went to the CIA for a Legacy Scholarship. You can Google Bourdain Auction and see his belongings and the sale price.
    What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • Post #404 - January 3rd, 2020, 12:04 pm
    Post #404 - January 3rd, 2020, 12:04 pm Post #404 - January 3rd, 2020, 12:04 pm
    Elfin wrote:Anthony Bourdain's personal effects brought more than $1.8 million at auction in October. Some of the proceeds went to the CIA for a Legacy Scholarship. You can Google Bourdain Auction and see his belongings and the sale price.

    The knife that Bob Kramer made for him sold for $231,250.00, which included the 25% fee that went to the auction house. Absolutely insane!

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #405 - January 15th, 2020, 8:31 am
    Post #405 - January 15th, 2020, 8:31 am Post #405 - January 15th, 2020, 8:31 am
    Gladys Bourdain, a longtime copy editor at The New York Times who helped kick-start the writing career of her son Anthony, the chef who became a world-famous memoirist and television host, died on Friday at a hospice facility in the Bronx. She was 85.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #406 - January 22nd, 2020, 11:07 am
    Post #406 - January 22nd, 2020, 11:07 am Post #406 - January 22nd, 2020, 11:07 am
    Donna Marie Malnati dies at 93; doughmaker extraordinaire was a member of one of Chicago’s first families of pizza

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/21/ ... os-chicago
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #407 - January 25th, 2020, 5:35 am
    Post #407 - January 25th, 2020, 5:35 am Post #407 - January 25th, 2020, 5:35 am
    Frieda Caplan, Who Enlivened the Produce Aisle, Dies at 96
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/24/dini ... -ios-share
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #408 - February 23rd, 2020, 4:52 pm
    Post #408 - February 23rd, 2020, 4:52 pm Post #408 - February 23rd, 2020, 4:52 pm
    B. Smith, one of nation’s top black models who went on to become a lifestyle guru, dead at 70

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertai ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #409 - February 23rd, 2020, 5:10 pm
    Post #409 - February 23rd, 2020, 5:10 pm Post #409 - February 23rd, 2020, 5:10 pm
    Dave148 wrote:B. Smith, one of nation’s top black models who went on to become a lifestyle guru, dead at 70

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertai ... story.html

    She had Alzheimers. I had seen a program about how she and her family with coping with her health. Prior to that, I was unaware of her.

    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 #410 - February 29th, 2020, 10:16 am
    Post #410 - February 29th, 2020, 10:16 am Post #410 - February 29th, 2020, 10:16 am
    Joe Coulombe, founder of popular Trader Joe's markets, dies
    ...
    The drugstore chain Rexall tasked him in 1958 with opening a small chain of convenience stores called Pronto that he later bought from the larger company. When the gigantic 7-Eleven company made a major push into Southern California in the 1960s he knew he'd struggle to compete. So he began transforming Prontolos stores into Trader Joe's.
    ...
    He also scoured California's Napa Valley for wines comparable to those from France but much cheaper. Among them were Charles Shaw, nicknamed Two-Buck Chuck because you could buy it for $1.99 (and still can in the California stores, although prices are higher out of state). Although some mocked it, Trader Joe's still defends it as a perfect example of a cheap, good-tasting wine.

    After selling Trader Joe's to German grocery retailer Aldi in 1979, Coulombe remained as its CEO until 1988, when he left to launch a second career as what he called a "temp," coming in as interim CEO or consultant for several large companies in transition. He retired in 2013.


    More:
    Trader Joe's Founder Joe Coulombe Dies At 89; From 1 Pasadena Store To Beloved National Chain

    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 #411 - March 6th, 2020, 11:42 pm
    Post #411 - March 6th, 2020, 11:42 pm Post #411 - March 6th, 2020, 11:42 pm
    Arnold Loeb: more than a meat maven, a nice man

    In 30 years of writing obits, I have never phoned a bereaved family and been asked to come over the house to talk as they sit shiva, or observe the weeklong mourning period.

    Yet when the daughters of the deceased made the request Monday, I immediately agreed. This was no ordinary man, after all, but Mr. Arnold Loeb, owner of the Romanian Kosher Sausage Co. at Touhy and Clark.

    Yes, I had already eaten lunch, I thought ruefully, driving over. A mistake. Still, I couldn’t help but imagine the spread: The corned beef. The pastrami. The salami. The tubs of chopped liver. Romanian chopped liver. Shivas are normally awash in food. But this. Perhaps, our business complete, I could assemble a heaping plate to take home. Would that be bad form?

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #412 - March 22nd, 2020, 10:27 am
    Post #412 - March 22nd, 2020, 10:27 am Post #412 - March 22nd, 2020, 10:27 am
    Eli Miller, One of the Last of the Seltzer Men, Dies at 86
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/nyre ... ticleShare
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #413 - March 22nd, 2020, 12:08 pm
    Post #413 - March 22nd, 2020, 12:08 pm Post #413 - March 22nd, 2020, 12:08 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Eli Miller, One of the Last of the Seltzer Men, Dies at 86
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/nyre ... ticleShare

    "Don't bring me water;
    I'd rather have seltzer;
    'Cuz water bubble,
    And water don't fizz.
    Water, I hate it!
    'Cuz it ain't carbonated,
    But a glass of seltzer,
    On the other hand, is."

    -Allan Sherman

    Farewell, Seltzer Boy.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #414 - March 22nd, 2020, 12:30 pm
    Post #414 - March 22nd, 2020, 12:30 pm Post #414 - March 22nd, 2020, 12:30 pm
    Katie wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:Eli Miller, One of the Last of the Seltzer Men, Dies at 86
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/nyre ... ticleShare

    "Don't bring me water;
    I'd rather have seltzer;
    'Cuz water bubble,
    And water don't fizz.
    Water, I hate it!
    'Cuz it ain't carbonated,
    But a glass of seltzer,
    On the other hand, is."

    -Allan Sherman

    Farewell, Seltzer Boy.


    We have an online subscription to the Times, but missed this. Thanks for sharing!

    As print journalism is under siege in this country, I miss the obituaries of interesting people. I used to love the several more in depth obits the Tribune would have every day, mostly about Chicagoan’s who flew under the radar of most people, but made an impact on many.
  • Post #415 - March 25th, 2020, 6:10 pm
    Post #415 - March 25th, 2020, 6:10 pm Post #415 - March 25th, 2020, 6:10 pm
    Chef Floyd Cardoz, co-owner of Bombay Canteen, dies of Covid-19 in New Jersey

    Truly sad to read this. I just watched him on Ugly Delicious and was inspired.

    NY Times obituary
  • Post #416 - March 31st, 2020, 12:23 pm
    Post #416 - March 31st, 2020, 12:23 pm Post #416 - March 31st, 2020, 12:23 pm
    Chef Rodelio Aglibot, whose multiple restaurant concepts included E+O, FireFin Poke and Yi Cuisine, died last weekend of an apparent heart attack. He was 52.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #417 - April 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am
    Post #417 - April 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am Post #417 - April 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am
    Fred Rosati of Rosati’s Pizza passes away at 102

    https://wgntv.com/news/fred-rosati-of-r ... ay-at-102/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #418 - April 2nd, 2020, 2:15 pm
    Post #418 - April 2nd, 2020, 2:15 pm Post #418 - April 2nd, 2020, 2:15 pm
    Sam Batt, whose family’s restaurant was known for its top-notch Jewish food, dies

    Sam Batt ran the iconic Mama Batt’s Restaurant at 22nd Street and Michigan Avenue, continuing a family tradition of offering Jewish specialties, steaks and chops to customers who were sometimes drawn by the restaurant’s ample parking and bus service to nearby McCormick Place and Comiskey Park.
  • Post #419 - April 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm
    Post #419 - April 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm Post #419 - April 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:B. Smith, one of nation’s top black models who went on to become a lifestyle guru, dead at 70

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertai ... story.html

    She had Alzheimers. I had seen a program about how she and her family with coping with her health. Prior to that, I was unaware of her.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    She was magnificent. Her hospitality was known to many in NY and DC.
    Her last years were tragic.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #420 - April 14th, 2020, 5:45 am
    Post #420 - April 14th, 2020, 5:45 am Post #420 - April 14th, 2020, 5:45 am
    Irena Chalmers, 84, Is Dead; Writer Anticipated a Food Revolution
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/dini ... ticleShare
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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