Summary: chef and television personality whose breezy style demystified French cooking for a generation of Americans reared on tuna casserole rather than boeuf bourguignon who along with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) and whose PBS show The French Chef, followed in 1963.
Cause of Death: Kidney failure
Born: August 15, 1912
Died: August 13, 2004
Location: Santa Barbara, California