04/10/2012 09:56 am ET

Craig Claiborne Biography Reveals Culinary Icon's Sad Life

Long before chefs were made of iron and "barefoot" brought to mind "contessa" and a cultured 9-year-old could tell farfalle from fusilli at 10 feet, an anxious Southern man named Craig Claiborne sat on a remote island in the Pacific and plotted to turn the American culinary world on its head.

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