Sheila Lukins (1942-2009)
August 31, 2009 1:36 PM Subscribe
posted by Joe Beese (27 comments total)
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- one of the most important figures in the American food revolution - has died
of a brain tumor at the age of 66.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Lukins worked with Michelin-starred chefs in Bordeaux. In 1977, she teamed with Julee Rosso to open a gourmet food shop at the corner of Columbus Avenue and 73rd Street in Manhattan called The Silver Palate. The success of the shop led to The Silver Palate Cookbook
- which is now one of the ten bestselling cookbooks of all time. Lukins and Rosso patched up a longstanding feud
in time for the book's 25th anniversary
. Lukins also wrote a long-running food column for Parade magazine
- a position formerly held by someone else
you may have heard of.