[Sca-cooks] Karen Hess has died

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri May 18 16:49:39 PDT 2007

On May 18, 2007, at 7:41 PM, Johnna Holloway wrote:

> I just returned from the first afternoon of my food historian's
> conference at the UM. I was stunned to hear from Sandy Oliver
> that Karen Hess died on May 16th.
> She was the editor of the /Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery/, of
> Mary Randolph's /The Virginia Housewife/, /The Carolina Rice Kitchen/,
> and with her husband John Hess, the author of /The Taste of America/.
> She suffered a massive stroke on Tuesday, May 8, and died last  
> night in
> her sleep. She was 88.
> I didn't find the death notice yet in the NYT, but it is up on
> the Food History News website.
> http://foodhistorynews.com/notebook.html

Sheesh. She was one of relatively few top-notch scholars in this  
field who actually knew something about the behavior of food. There  
are lots of good cooks and some great scholars; not many are both.  
This is a great loss for us.


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