Marcella Hazan, the culinary legend who redefined Italian food for a generation of Americans, died over the weekend at the age of 89 in her Florida home. A Food & Wine contributor, Hazan inspired more than a generation of chefs with her meticulous and often revelatory recipes. "She had an innate and magical knack for cooking," wrote F&W executive food editor Tina Ujlaki in her tribute to Hazan in our 35th Anniversary issue.
Lidia Bastianich called her “the first mother of Italian cooking in America” in yesterday's New York Times obit. The beautiful piece by Kim Severson also offers some pronunciation advice: it's "mar-CHELL-ah huh-ZAHN." Given Hazan's inimitable reach, it's little surprise that many other fans, famous and otherwise, took to Twitter to share their tributes. Here's what they're saying:
"more than anyone, marcella hazan brought italian flavors to the US. her books continue to inspire. a true chef's chef. she will be missed"