We note the passing of Marcella Hazan, an Italian cookbook legend, who the food community lost on September 30th, 2013. She was 89 years old. PBS was honored to have her make a rare television appearance on an episode of The Mind Of A Chef, which aired in late Fall 2013.
Fresh Tastes blogger Adrianna Adarme shares a personal tribute to Marcella Hazan’s legacy.
When I was sixteen, I was an ambitious hostess. I liked to throw parties. I liked to cook dishes I had no idea how to cook. And I usually liked to try and do a lot of them all at the same time, which wasn’t always the best move. One Christmas I decided to make a Feast of Seven Fishes. I grabbed my first Marcella Hazan book, The Essentials of Italian Cooking, that was gifted to me from my in-the-know and avid book-collector of an uncle.