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Mark Peel, the Spago and Campanile chef who helped create California cuisine, dies


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He passed away yesterday at 66, just 9 days after being diagnosed with cancer. 

 

From the LA Times: Mark Peel, the Spago and Campanile chef who helped create California cuisine, dies

and: Mark Peel helped codify the notion of American ‘urban rustic’ cooking

 

From Eater: LA Chef Mark Peel, Co-Founder of Campanile, Has Died at the Age of 66

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Sad. One of the original American chefs who were book smart, humble, and actually loved to cook even though it broke down his body too soon.

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I was impressed that the local news, which I don't watch but can hear from the blaring TV, did lovely tributes today. It was such a creative transforming time and he was in the thick of it. Mayor Garcetti  tweeted 

 

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