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Apr 3, 2013 07:41 PM

What would your food obituary say?

NPR's THE SALT has an article about the obituary of pioneering American rocket scientist Yvonne Brill, published by The New York Times.
The NYT piece originally lead with her domestic ability and stroganoff, THE SALT article says "food is undeniably a powerful marker of identity."

The final question of the article is:
What would your "food" obit say?

and so far there are 2 dozen comments.

EDIT: I meant to post this is Food Media....

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  1. I didn't read the blog yet, but have read the obit and I have been thinking about your post of what one's fridge says about oneself (will respond upon reflection) Complicated stuff for being so commonplace, no?

    So in the spirit of the fridge and the obit, mine would say: Her refrigerator was packed with extraordinary things.

    1. "Food is not important to me!" "NOT!!"

      1. While she could not bring herself to eat everything, she delighted in the existence, the passion, and the culture tied to all foods. She would have gladly given you a bite.

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        1. re: hyacinthgirl

          Alternately: I can't believe she ate the whole thing.

          1. More of a tombstone engraving, but:

            Here lies MGZ
            He sought out the best food that could be.
            Slathered in fat they buried his body
            the hope is that someday it'll be fruit for a tree.

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            1. re: MGZ

              I'm probably the only one that was expecting that last line to read:

              "The hope is that someday he'll be confit."

              1. re: Wahooty

                In retrospect, I think I like your ending better.

                1. re: MGZ

                  My 12th grade AP English teacher would be so proud. ;)