Hello out there,Â dear readers.Â Â I trust that everyone enjoyed a relaxing Labor Day on Monday, I know I tried my best to forget anything laborious & concentrate on more engagingÂ pursuits like lazing around in my hammock.
Well, since we’ve since entered a new month, we have to chooseÂ theÂ topic & I think I’veÂ got a goodie.Â Â For eachÂ blogging day the month of September we’reÂ going to learn a little more about our celebrity chefs than we know or maybe even wanted to know!
We’re starting off with the late TV personality Jeff Smith who was the author ofÂ several best-selling cookbooks as well as the highly acclaimed host of The Frugal Gourmet.Â
Smith was born January 22, 1939, apparently entering into the tasty universe with an insatiable longing for good food.Â Graduating from University of Puget Sound in 1962 & Drew University in 1965, Smith first set off as a United Methodist minister who was known for his love of cuisine.
It wasn’t until Jeff started teaching cooking classes to the public with the launch of a show in Tacoma did his career really start taking off.Â During this time the celebrity chef started to pen cooking books including The Frugal Gourmet, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines: China, Greece, and Rome & The Frugal Gourmet Cooks With Wine.
Smith died of heart disease in July 2004, his obituary called him a “food genius” & I don’t think there’s much mistake in that.