From Twitter friend @Lavesta who pens the blog Months of Edible Celebrations, below is a link to the most wonderful article on Pierre Franey; legendary NY Chef and great friend and collaborator with the New York Times’ Craig Claiborne. The story touts Chef Pierre Franey, as the grand father of all food bloggers, who was born on January 13, 1921.
I had the most fabulous opportunity to meet Pierre when I was invited to cook at Craig’s house in the East Hamptons for a feature article he wrote on me for the NY Times. Well it was my luck that the “assistant” was sick that day and so Craig’s neighbor Pierre came to help me that afternoon. WOW what an honor. That evening Pierre asked me to dinner with him… in the big city… to – go – to …La Cirque! What an evening for a young chef; greeted by the famed restaurant owner Sirio Maccioni, dining with Pierre Franey, and lavished with wine and delicious dishes …OMG it was an experience I will never forget. I also had the pleasure of dining with Pierre again on his birthday a few years later– so today though he is no longer with us … he is in my heart on this day he was born.
Read Lavesta’s blog on chef Pierre Franey here.