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Craig Claiborne
(1920-2000) born on
Sep 04
US editor, author. He was the food editor/columnist for the "NY Times;" wrote "The New York Times Cookbook," 1979.
         
   
F
Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.

R
When she goes about her kitchen duties, chopping, carving, mixing, whisking, she moves with the grace and precision of a ballet dancer, her fingers plying the food with the dexterity of a croupier.
A
He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.
N
Give me a platter of choice finnan haddie, freshly cooked in its bath of water and milk, add melted butter, a slice or two of hot toast, a pot of steaming Darjeeling tea, and you may tell the butler to dispense with the caviar . . .
K
Physically he was the connoisseur's connoisseur. He was a giant panda, Santa Claus and the Jolly Green Giant rolled into one. On him, a lean and slender physique would have looked like very bad casting.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Craig Claiborne's Kitchen Primer"
R: On Seattle chef Kathy Pavletich Casey, in NY "Times," 20 Aug 86
A: On James Beard, in NY "Times," 24 Jan 85
N: In NY "Times," 31 Dec 77
K: On James Beard, in NY "Times," 24 Jan 85
   


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