Wednesday, September 2, 2009
SHEILA LUKINS RIP
with julia child being celebrated coast to coast because of the film, julie/julia, the notice that sheila lukins, author of many cookbooks over the last few decades, i hope doesn't go unnoticed. ms lukins had a
great run as both a restaurateur & cookbook author. it's as a cookbook writer that she really made her mark. the first book, the silver palate cookbook, was a wildly eclectic collection of foreign cuisines & women's league cookbook recipes. oddly enough, the combinations worked & the book sold crazily as did several of her subsequent books.
we've been blessed w/fanny farmer & clementine paddleford & irma rombauer & julia childs, women who weren't star chefs but nevertheless changed the way america ate. ms lukins is right there on that list.