The chef James Beard died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Celebrity chef whose numerous cookbooks and television appearances gave rise to American-style gourmet cooking.
He was born in Portland, Oregon to a boarding house proprietor mother and a customs house clerk father.
“I don’t like gourmet cooking or ‘this’ cooking or ‘that’ cooking. I like good cooking.” (James Beard)
“A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.” (James Beard)
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” (James Beard)
“I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.” (James Beard)