Obit: Chip Maker Steve Bernard

Steve Bernard, founder of Cape Cod Potato Chips, has died at age 61.

 


Obit: Gaston Lenotre, French "Pastry Genius"

Gaston Lenotre, regarded by pastry chef Pierre Herme as the father of modern-day pastries, has died at 88. French President Nicolas Sarkozy praised him as "one of the greatest masters of sweets."

 


Reflecting on Rocco

The food world has ridiculed Rocco Dispirito for his fame-seeking career moves, yet he still remains respected for his culinary abilities. And that makes people sad.

 


Keller Speaks

In a personal essay in the Los Angeles Times, superchef Thomas Keller reflects on what it means to be a chef these days and shares his guiding philosophy of "finesse."

 


The Farmer As Rock Star

New York magazine profiles farmer Amy Hepworth, the celebrated supplier of 111 varieties of vegetables and 53 types of fruit to the Park Slope Food Coop.

 


Ashes to Ashes, Chips to Dust

Fredric J. Baur, creator of the iconic Pringles can has died at age 89. Per his request, "Baur's children buried him in one of the cans by placing part of his cremated remains in a Pringles container in his grave."

 


Silverton, Mozza, and More

The Financial Times tracks the career of Los Angeles chef and baker Nancy Silverton and her Mozza venture with Mario Batali. The article hints at a possible take-out only outlet of the popular pizzeria, and Silverton's designs on opening more Mozzas in London and Santa Monica.

 


Man of Taste

The New Yorker profiles chef Grant Achatz, whose sense of taste has been ravaged by tongue cancer and his treatment regimen. More: A slideshow of Achatz's culinary creations.

 


Obit: David W. Eyre

David W. Eyre, journalist, editor, and creator of the legendary (and beloved) David Eyre's Pancake (more here as well), has died at age 95. Our sympathies go out to his family.

 


Obit: Ernesto Illy

Ernesto Illy, chairman of Illycaffè for more than 40 years, has died at age 82.