Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Remembering Marcella Hazan

Remember that woman I was telling you about a month or so ago?  The one with the can of tomatoes, a stick of butter and half an onion as the only ingredients in a fabulous tomato sauce?

Well Mark Bittmann, one of my main guys at The Times, wrote a lovely piece about her.  Read it here.  If you're not in the mood, here's a quick quote ...
In a way, Hazan was the anti-Julia Child, and Child had a sense of that. In a conversation shortly before her own death, Child said to me: “I don’t get the whole thing with Italian cooking. They put some herbs on things, they put them in the oven and they take them out again.” Exactly.
You should read the article.  You can't get enough about this woman.


And here's a black and white of Hazan shopping for produce in the Bronx, back in the day ...

Likely somewhere on Arthur Avenue.


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