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Cookbook Author and Chef Marcella Hazan Dies at 89

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Cookbook Author and Chef Marcella Hazan Dies at 89

The recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards (from the James Beard Foundation in 2000, and the IACP in 2004) and a knighthood from her own country, Marcella Hazan died today at 89 at her home in Florida.

Hazan was the author of six classic cookbooks published over the past thirty-five years. She lived in Longboat Key, Florida, with her husband, Victor, her lifelong collaborator and writing partner, himself an authority on Italian food and wine.

Her books included:

  • The Classic Italian Cook Book: The Art of Italian Cooking and the Italian Art of Eating (1973)
  • More Classic Italian Cooking (1978)
  • Marcella's Italian Kitchen (1986)
  • Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking (1992)
  • Marcella Cucina (1997)
  • Marcella Says: Italian Cooking Wisdom from the Legendary Teacher's Master Classes With 120 of Her Irresistible New Recipes (2004)
  • Amarcord: Marcella Remembers (Gotham Books, 2008)

Hazan's son, Giuliano, is also a noted cookery writer and teacher. Together with his wife [Lael] and Marilisa Allegrini, one of Italy's most distinguished producers of noble red wine, he runs a cooking school in a restored 15th century villa, outside of Verona, Italy. In 2007 Giuliano received the coveted Cooking Teacher of the Year Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, IACP. Giuliano is a regular guest on NBC's The Today Show and is particularly known for the simplicity of his dishes.


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