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Robert Capon dies: A loss to us all

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#1 Dave Hatfield

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 07:10 AM

Please read the obituary of Robert Capon (http://www.economist.com/obituaries) who died last week.


Robert could well have acted as the patron saint of eGullet. His opinions and approach to food are what, I believe,  many of us strive towards in our attitudes and approach to food. It something to think about as eGullet goes through the current troubled times.


May he rest in peace.

#2 Ashen

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

wow.. I love this quote.. 


 " “The realm of the irreplaceable is no place to count cost,” he wrote in “Supper of the Lamb”, a metaphysical treatise on cooking published in 1967 and popular ever since. "


I will have to find Supper of the Lamb  now. 

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#3 David Sundstrom

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:16 PM

I didn't know who Robert Capon was before you'd posted this.  I do now, and I'll know more soon.  You've created a new fan, posthumously.



#4 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

Supper of the Lamb was one of the first "foodie" books I ever bought. Capon seems to have lived long and well. Thank you, friend.

#5 janeer

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

time to re-read. Share his commitment to pocket knives and carbon steel