'Mr. Food' Dies at 81 and More News

In today's Media Mix, the new chef at The French Laundry, plus the scuffle between Gordon Ramsay and Mario Batali heats up
Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal brings you the top news in the food world. 

'Mr. Food' Dead at 81: Art Ginsburg, a television chef who was on the air for more than three decades, passed away at his home in Florida. [Huffington Post]

Chef From Per Se Goes to The French Laundry: The French Laundry's chef Timothy Hollingsworth has moved on, but Per Se's  executive sous chef David Breeden is in. [Eater]

Bourdain vs. Ramsay vs. Batali: Anthony Bourdain weighed in on Gordon Ramsay's attempt to trademark Mario Batali's Spotted Pig name, calling it "pathetic." [FOX]

The History of Nutmeg: "Nutmeg has been one of the saddest stories of history," says one historian: find out why. [NPR]


First Importer of Pinot Grigio Dies: The man responsible for introducing America to pinot grigio, David Taub, has died at 79. [NYT]