It's funny how when I saw a headline talking about "Mr. Food" I knew exactly who he was based solely off his catchphrase. They can talk about Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart and any other cooking show as much as they want, but this guy was the one that I remember the most.
While it sucks no matter how he died, I was at least a little heartened (as opposed to disheartened) to find out that it wasn't from some type of food-related thing. You know...like how Paula Deen now has diabetes after years of giving out non-healthy recipes? So if I did actually try to imitate some of Mr. Food's recipes then it's good to know I wouldn't have been eating my way to an early grave.
I didn't realize until just recently that Mr. Food was a national thing and not just local. And when I say "just recently", I mean yesterday. Up until then, I thought those little 90-second segments he did were indigenous to our local newscasts in Iowa. Even thought he was some local guy that I just hadn't seen around town. Ever. Never dawned on me that that portion of the show was syndicated.
Unfortunately, I never did attempt any of the several recipes I saw him try. Honestly, I never have tried any of the recipes I see on any food show. But for some reason , his always looked so easy to do. I guess when you only have 90-seconds to get your point across then that's bound to happen. It was the perfect length of time for our generation that suffers from short attention spans. One of these days I'm going to look up one of his recipes and try it just to see if it really is what he professes. In the meantime, thanks for the minute and a half you gave us that never failed to make me hungry.
Rest in peace, Mr. Food.