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August 23, 2013

Art Ginsburg, TV's Mr. Food

Ginsburg hosted 90-secong cooking segments that aired on stations throughout the U.S.

Art Ginsburg, a television cook and host known as “Mr. Food," died November 21, 2012, in Weston, Florida. He was 81. According to news reports, the cause was pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg demonstrated recipes and cooking tips in 90-second "Mr. Food" segments that originally launched in nine television markets in 1980. King World Productions (now CBS Television Distribution) began syndicating his segments in 1982. By 2012, the Mr. Food segments were on more than 125 television stations nationwide. Ginsburg formed his own company, and eventually had his own television studio, a test kitchen and publishing offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He also published more than 50 cookbooks. He ended each segments with a farewell catch phrase: “Ooh. it’s so good!” More information is available at: New York Times

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