The story of the dapper chef who popularized southern cooking—and other enticing cuisines.
Memo to the Powers That Be:
When I die, I would like to be transported immediately, and in perpetuity, to the picnic that Craig Claiborne held on Gardiners Island, just off East Hampton, Long Island, on August 1, 1965. I will live there in a state of perfect bliss, feasting on the following Francophilic offerings:
1. Squab split and grilled with mustard and bread crumbs by Jean Vergnes (late of the ultrachic Colony in