Frank Bruni on Craig Claiborne’s Rise to Fame


“He went from hardscrabble boyhood in Mississippi to high-stepping celebrity in New York, kept a work calendar indistinguishable from a roundelay of indulgence, ate his way around the world while readers hung on every bite, published one best-selling cookbook after another, and made enough money and important contacts to host or be feted with
birthday parties of princely excess.” –from “Contentment’s Elusive Recipe,” by Frank Bruni, published by The New York Times on April 9, 2012

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