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Thanks, Craig.

Kagemusha May 8, 2012 02:19 PM

Easy to forget how much he gave to the art and science of the resto review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/din...

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    ferret May 9, 2012 11:53 AM

    Also interesting to note that Claiborne, like James Beard, grew up with an affinity for cooking having learned from their mothers who each ran a boarding house (Claiborne's in Mississippi and Beard's in Oregon). And they were both drawn to New York as much by their search for opportunity as the difficulty of being gay men in their early-20th century home towns. Another of those situations where any number of small decisions could have led to very different outcomes (Beard went to New York as an aspiring actor; Claiborne wanted to cook but went into food writing instead).

    1. MGZ May 9, 2012 11:31 AM

      I enjoyed that very much myself. He's sorta the spiritual grandfather to some of us 'hounds. Got a kick out of being able to see the original column too.

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