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Remembering Chef Ed Buchanan

post #1 of 28
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Dear ChefTalk Community,

 

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report the passing of our beloved long time community member Chef Ed Buchanan (@chefedb). Ed's wife Barbara contacted me this morning and said Ed had been struggling with being ill for sometime and he passed away February 21, 2016.  

 

Chef Ed (@chefedb and a previous username @ED BUCHANAN) was a long time member of ChefTalk.com and was in the top 10 posters (#3 actually at the time of this post) of the community with 8,949 posts. Ed was deeply loved by the community and was an outstanding resource for hundreds seeking help with kitchen work and cooking skills. Ed had an extensive career as a chef and a few highlights are:

 

  • Retired ,Former Instructor Culinary Arts. NYC Board of Ed.
  • Been in food business over 55 years Ex Chef  largest on premise catering facility in US ,$ volume in excess of 17 Million a year, 10,000 covers weekly
  • Owner operator Kater King Ltd NYC
  • Former Chef City Club Palm Beach,Terrace on the Park NYC
  • .Award Winner Foundation Escoffier 1966.
  • Specializing Classical Cuisine & Garde Manger
  • Apprenticeship  Program  NYC Hotel Asso. Negresco Hotel  Niece /Monte Carlo France Friars Club  NYC.

 

 

Ed had many hobbies and we all know how much he loved cats. His hobbies included: 

 

  • Food experimenting/chemistry
  • One  of original founders  Long.Island.Culinary Asso.
  • Volunteer 2 Animal Shelters  Palm Beach County,
  • Specializing in cat behavior.
  • Fosters Cats ,over 100 a year
  • Author of a book on  KITTEN FOSTERING

 

 

Please use this thread to post a thoughtful comment about Chef Ed. I will pass the URL of this memorial post on to his wife Barbara I am sure she will appreciate seeing how much Ed was loved the ChefTalk community. 

 

 

 

Thanks,

Nicko 
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post #2 of 28
He was a deep well of pure knowledge. He'll be missed.
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post #3 of 28
Very sad. He was a great contributor and a good man.
post #4 of 28

Rest in Peace Chef EdB.  Very Sad. He was a culinary master, he will be greatly missed here.

post #5 of 28

May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and let us all remember him.

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post #6 of 28

RIP chef. 

post #7 of 28

 Sad news. What a shame. I'd always hoped to meet him in person. He was a great resource and a fountain of knowledge based on real experience. Rest in peace Chef. 

post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 

I agree I wish I would of met him in person what an amazing guy and so decent to share his knowledge with everyone. He will be deeply missed for sure.

Thanks,

Nicko 
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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
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Thanks,

Nicko 
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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Bacon (I made)
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post #9 of 28

Here at this forum I learned a lot from Chef Buchanon.  R.I.P.   ...............Tears.  8........(

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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

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post #10 of 28

I'll miss Ed, he was without a doubt one of the greatest contributors to cheftalk.

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post #11 of 28
Very sad- I, too, would have loved to meet him in person. Rest in peace, chef
post #12 of 28

I am so sorry to see this happened. My deepest sympathies and condolences to all his friends and family members for their loss.

post #13 of 28

I'll be missing him, the man never gave out poor advice and always answered promptly.

 

Deepest sympathies for his family,

 

Edward

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post #14 of 28
Very smart and kindhearted gentleman. Rest peacefully, Chef. Ms Barbara, thank you for sharing him with us, he is truly a great man
post #15 of 28

Chef Ed was a great chef, great educator, and a fantastic part of our Chef Talk community.  What I liked about Chef Ed was that he was a "no nonsense" kind of guy and told it as it was, but never in a harsh or demeaning way.  He always had time to help answer a question, clarify a point, or set someone on the right track.  He will be sorely missed, at Chef Talk as well as at his many other endeavors.

 

RIP Ed

post #16 of 28

Chef Ed Buchanan had a profound knowledge and love for this industry and the craft involved. In the Dictionary of Layne, under the entry of chef, is his picture because to me, he truly embodied the position and title of Chef. His legacy will live on though the wisdom, expertise, and experience he never hesitated to share with the rest of us. Thank you Chef Ed!

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post #17 of 28

RIP chef Ed.

We will miss you.

 

My sincerest condolances to all his family and friends

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post #18 of 28

I was just thinking about him a little while ago, wondering why he wasn't posting much anymore. 

 

RIP Chef. 

post #19 of 28

Another great one from the brotherhood of cooks has left us.

R.I.P. Chef.

Thanks for all you've done.

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post #20 of 28

Such sad news!

 

If there is any justice in the universe, he is now surrounded by lots of lovely food and 100s of playful, adorable, affectionate kittens.

post #21 of 28
I feel very sad to hear of such a wonderful being passing on. He gave wonderful sound advice given with patience and clarity. He always seemed to have the time to share his wealth of experience with others. Ms. Barbara your loss is deeply felt by all who where privileged enough to receive his wisdom. My heartfelt condolences. He will be sorely missed here.
post #22 of 28

I am shattered.

Had been missing him here (thanks @Nicko for going the extra mile) and suspected he was no longer with us.

Ed was always someone who would listen to my whining and put everything into perspective and suspect he did the same for many other CT members.

 

Barbara...thank you so much for sharing him with us.

He gave me his Sangria formula and tonite I will make up a pitcher and toast his memory.

Whatta guy.

 

RIP Ed.

 

mimi

post #23 of 28
Along with a few others i used to specifically search out his posts, to see
what new things he might impart. He and his experience will be missed.
post #24 of 28

Saddened to hear about this man's passing, R.I.P Ed.

 

Although I did not know him in any manner other than his postings here on ChefTalk, I did specifically look for his posts. One of the most useful and insightful members on here in my opinion. You could truly tell his viewpoint was one from the top down, his years of experience were evident in everything he said.

post #25 of 28

Take care Ed, RIP.

We unfortunately shared a common bond. For Ed, enjoying life came first and giving/caring came second.

 


ED BUCHANAN
Hi how are you. I made a decision not to have chemo.

 I maintain my quality of life will only get worse  ED


panini
Hey Ed,

 Well it's good to see that you made a decision about the chemo. The worst thing you can do is waffle back and forth. You just don't move on.

ED BUCHANAN

  I get out of house 3 or 4 times a week and take care of my cats(I volunteer for a private no kill shelter)

    I  Have been involved with cats for years I do cat behavior   and help people that have problems with them, keeps me busy, I foster and adopt out many.. Hope you are feeling  ok and healthy. Have a great day EdB

 

Ed,

I'll miss you and our chats greatly. See you soon.

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post #26 of 28

Very sorry to hear this.  RIP Chef.

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post #27 of 28

My sincere condolences to Barbara and Ed's family and friends. Ed will be missed. 

post #28 of 28

I was thinking the other day that I have seen Ed post lately.  I'm saddened to hear of his passing he was a complex human being in all the good ways.  RIP @chefedb

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