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Remembering Floyd Cardoz, Champion of Indian Food

Beloved chef and restaurateur Floyd Cardoz, 59, died earlier today at a hospital in New Jersey.

For many, Cardoz is best known as the chef who introduced Indian food to the mainstream—those who thought they already knew it and those who had never vent…

Beloved chef and restaurateur Floyd Cardoz, 59, died earlier today at a hospital in New Jersey.

For many, Cardoz is best known as the chef who introduced Indian food to the mainstream—those who thought they already knew it and those who had never ventured beyond chicken tikka masala. As he told David Chang in an episode of the Netflix series Ugly Delicious, “Indians have to tell the story that our cuisine is amazing, and it doesn’t have to be thought of as something that’s pedestrian, or cheap."

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Remembering the Man Who Put the ‘Joe’ in Trader Joe’s

Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe’s—the U.S.-based supermarket chain we love to love—died on February 28, 2020, after battling a long illness. The pioneering businessman was 89 years old.

Coulombe, who lent his first name to the megapopular business…

Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe’s—the U.S.-based supermarket chain we love to love—died on February 28, 2020, after battling a long illness. The pioneering businessman was 89 years old.

Coulombe, who lent his first name to the megapopular business, was born near San Diego and received a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University. In 1967, after years of owning and operating a series of convenience stores across the Los Angeles area, Coulombe opened the first Trader Joe’s store in Pasadena, Calif.. His Californian upbringing and love for travel suffused the store’s general vibe—Coulombe decided on a South Seas aesthetic, decorating the aisles with fishnets and plastic lobsters, and instituting an employee uniform of floral tropical shirts.

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The Brilliant Life of B. Smith, Culinary Icon & Entrepreneur

Earlier this week the trailblazing B. Smith, lifestyle entrepreneur, restaurant owner, TV personality, and former model died after a yearlong struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

The news of her departure arrived via Facebook, where her husband, Dan Gas…

Earlier this week the trailblazing B. Smith, lifestyle entrepreneur, restaurant owner, TV personality, and former model died after a yearlong struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

The news of her departure arrived via Facebook, where her husband, Dan Gasby, announced to her fans and friends her passing. “Heaven is shining even brighter now that it is graced with B.'s dazzling and unforgettable smile,” he wrote. Her full name was Barbara Elaine Smith.

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How Frieda Caplan, the ‘Kiwi Queen’ of California, Changed the Way We Eat

Take this recipe for minced beef and bean sprouts. Or perhaps this one, which pairs shiitake mushrooms with silky braised eggplants. Consider, even, this sweet and simple loaf speckled with slices of zippy kiwi.

These recipes owe their popularity larg…

Take this recipe for minced beef and bean sprouts. Or perhaps this one, which pairs shiitake mushrooms with silky braised eggplants. Consider, even, this sweet and simple loaf speckled with slices of zippy kiwi.

These recipes owe their popularity largely to the pioneering work of Frieda Caplan, a dynamite saleswoman, who rose to the top of the produce business with her company, Frieda’s Specialty Produce. Her life's work would change the way we eat forever.

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