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Dave Hatfield

Robert Capon dies: A loss to us all

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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.

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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.


"Why is the rum always gone?"

Captain Jack Sparrow

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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.

Thanks.

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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.

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