(May 5, 1903-January 21, 1985)
Born in Portland, Oregon
Wrote 'Hors d'Oeuvres and Canapes' (1940), 'Fowl and Game Cookery' (1944), 'The Complete Book of Barbecue and Rotisserie Cooking' (1954), 'Delights and Prejudices: A Memoir with Recipes' (1964), 'James Beard's American Cookery' (1973) and 'James Beard's Theory and Practice of Good Cooking' (1977)
Host of the NBC show 'I Love to Eat' (1946)
Established the James Beard Cooking School (1955)
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of Reed College to join an acting troupe.
He started a catering business only after his acting career failed to take off.
He endorsed Green Giant canned foods, then said he felt like a 'gastronomic whore.'
Why he might not be annoying
Julia Child called him 'The Dean of American Cuisine.'
He co-founded Citymeals-on-Wheels in New York.
He said, 'I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 66 Votes: 75.76% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 70 Votes: 68.57% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 57 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
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