It's another rainy day here in Pennsylvania, but it feels like it's raining all over the world. It was raining and hailing yesterday when I learned of the death of Richard Ruhlman, Michael Ruhlman's dad. I knew that Michael's dad was ill, but it was still a shock to read that he had passed.
And just now I read that the man behind the voice of South Park character Chef, THE Soul Man (Yeah, he wrote the song.) Isaac Hayes, has died at the age of 65.
I also discovered today that Dorian Leigh Parker, who greatly encouraged me to become a chef when it was not at all clear to me what I was supposed to be doing, died in July in a nursing home at 91 from Alzheimer's. The world will most likely remember Dorian as the glamorous fashion model who may or may not have been the inspiration for the Holly Golightly character in Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I remember her as a fabulous cook and a kind and charming life teacher.