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R.I.P. Michel Richard


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Renowned chef, restaurateur, and author Michel Richard died yesterday, due to complications from a stroke -- twelve years to the day after Julia Child. When I followed the main link in today's Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs topic, before I knew about Richard's passing, I noticed that he was one of her master chefs. Weird.

 

Richard was best known for his Washington, DC, restaurants Citronelle and, later, Central Michel Richard. In fact, former eG'er Mark Sommelier was, of course, the sommelier at Citronelle. (Last I saw him, he was at Pennsylvania 6, also in DC.)

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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How very sad. His book, Happy in the Kitchen, has huge sentimental value. It was a gift from someone who knew me better than I knew myself and sensed that I would relish his joy at being in the kitchen. I never met him but feel I knew him at least a little.  Condolences of course to his family, friends and many, many fans. RIP. 

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1 hour ago, blue_dolphin said:

I appreciated re-reading this LA Times piece, written by eG member @russ parsons back in 2006:  The maestro in my kitchen

Thanks so much for that link. 

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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indeed , very sad.

 

Ive seen him on many PBS cooking shows as a 'segments' guest.

 

Ive never see such enthusiasm for cooking and eating !

 

indeed , Id bet he was always Happy in the Kitchen

 

and that book is a true gem.

 

I just found this on a JuliaChild thread :

 

 

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