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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.
Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.

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.
He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.
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 . . .
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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