Entries Tagged as 'Passages'

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Marion Cunningham 1922-2012

Marion Cunningham (February 7, 1922 – July 11, 2012 ), well-known for her role in revising and expanding The Fannie Farmer Cookbook and for authoring The Fannie Farmer Baking Book and the Breakfast Book, died this morning from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 90 years old. Cunningham authored the following books: The Fannie Farmer […]

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Thank you Nora Ephron.

Nora Ephron passed on June 26. A lot has already been said about her. In the Los Angeles Times: “Nora Ephron Wrote A Cookbook” and an obituary. I particularly like Diane Jacobs’ piece, Nora Ephron, My Writing Mentor. I want to say this: Nora… thank you for telling the story of how the most important […]

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Jennifer Brennan dies in house fire

Jennifer Brennan, renowned cookbook author/illustrator, died this morning in a house fire, in the Normal Heights neighborhood of San Diego, Calif. She was 76. In 1935, Brennan was born into a family of the British Raj in India. Her mother and her maternal grandmother were born in Calcutta. Her father was posted on the Northwest […]

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

A grand dame of cookbook selling dies at 95

Antiquarian cookbook seller Marian Gore passed on October 11. Read the Los Angeles Times article.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Newman’s Own makes the New York Times food section

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Robert Steinberg, co-founder of Scharffen Berger Chocolate

According to the Los Angeles Times, Robert Steinberg, physician, who later co-founded Scharffen Berger Chocolate, died September 17 at UCSF Medical Center, near his San Francisco home. He was 61. Dr. Steinberg had lymphatic cancer. Steinberg and co-founder John Scharffenberger, and their company, played a key role in fostering a new chocolate sensibility in the […]

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Paul Newman

Hollywood veteran leading man, auto racing enthusiast, food conglomerate philanthropist Paul Newman died yesterday at his Westport, Ct. home. He had returned home from the hospital following chemotherapy in August. He was 83. Newman and writer, A.E. Hotchner, founded Newman’s Own in 1982. Their first product was all-natural Newman’s Own Salad Dressing. Other all-natural products […]