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May 27, 2014 04:47 PM

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

I am sad to report the passing of my brother, Veggo.

Veggo loved the camaraderie of Chowhound and thoroughly enjoyed swapping witty comments and food ideas. He traveled to more places than most people will dream of going, ate in some of the finest places, and could hold his own in the kitchen. Veggo didn't seem to need a cookbook like I do; he had an ability to put things together that just tasted good. His experiences, love of writing, and food interests made him a good fit at Chowhound. Like most of us, his life wasn't all roses - he had his life challenges, health issues, and family squabbles. But he marched on, and marched as far as his body would take him. He was 61.

'Next time you sip a glass of wine, savor a piece of cheese, crack open a beer, cook a Mexican dish, enjoy a slice of New Haven apizza (Pepe's White Clam), eat a Stone Crab or take part in a lively Chowhound discussion, please take a moment to remember Veggo.


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  1. I am so very sorry for your loss (and ours). Veggo's contributions to Chowhound were invaluable. I hope he knew how much we appreciated him. If "little Veggo" the cat is still with us, please give him a pat for me.

    1. Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed reading his comments.

      1. This news is so sad. He was one of my earliest follows. My thoughts are with Veggo's IRL friends and family . . . he will be sorely missed here.

        1. Will be toasting him tonight! Best to you and your family.

          1. My condolences.

            I feel like I lost a part of my Chowhound identity. He and I exchanged many e-mails off-line. Knowing him not only made me a better 'hound but an infinitely richer person.

            The best to you and your family.

            Thank you for sharing the news with us.

            (I suppose the one silver lining is that Veggo is now sharing a drink and bite with Sam. Bravo to both of those fine gents!)