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#61 Abbylovi

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:20 PM

Oh no.
I first met the Big Guy and his truly lovely wife Fahro in London. They both went out of their way to make my visit very, very memorable.
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#62 Wilfrid1

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:23 PM

This isn't supposed to happen to forces of nature like Tony.

I happened to be thinking of him last Saturday evening, as my Beloved and I pored over the tasting menu at Norman Van Aken's restaurant, looking for the heaviest carb options. I had many ripping arguments with him online, and my god was he a gadfly? I am sorry that those who never knew him might not have known that behind the splendid fanfare of opinions (let's not forget dogs-in-restaurants) was a most generous, thoughtful, helpful and kind man.

Many happy memories, like being tapped on the back in Trafalgar Square and hearing that unmistakeable voice say "Oi, look, it's Mister Mouthfuls".

He was special.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:53 PM

So sorry to hear we've lost Tony.
Condolences to his wife and family.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:41 PM

Wilfrid, your signature is a perfect tribute.

Class. :)
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#65 Wilfrid1

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:44 PM

I hardly scraped the surface. He was a funny writer.
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#66 ampletuna

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:58 PM

wonderful tribute Wilfrid. God, I'm going to miss him.
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#67 Wilfrid1

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:57 PM

I only stopped so that my signature wouldn't overrun the page length. :)
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#68 tanabutler

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:35 PM

Wilfrid, when a cherished (witty, warm, dear) member of the Readerville clan passed on, people collected his best posts—two years or so—and put them in a memorial thread, called "Memories of Imre" (that was his name). It meant a tremendous lot for his two grown children, and his surviving sisters, to be able to read that: they printed them out and made books for the family. It might be nice for Tony's family and friends to see something similar here.

Just a thought.

Simon, your blog link was very sweet.

RIP, Tuckerman.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 08:01 PM

How very sad :) Condolences to his family.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 08:48 PM

As if on cue, the current issue of Saveur (which arrived here just today) has a piece on the cuisine of Peru.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:03 PM

I first met Tony at the EG lunch at Chez Bruce way back when.We smoked outside like a couple of schoolboys(or a headmaster and a schoolboy.)He was funny, opinionated,charming and all those things mentioned here.A big man, with a big personality.His hospitality legendary, he put me up for the night after a Tayyab fest, and i had the pleasure of cooking for him and Fahro at our place.He made his immortal line about my sticky toffee pudding being a "Tad Dry", a comment that has rumbled on for years now.I will miss him, and my heart goes out to Fahro.A diamond.RIP Tony

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:41 AM

Wilfrid, when a cherished (witty, warm, dear) member of the Readerville clan passed on, people collected his best posts—two years or so—and put them in a memorial thread, called "Memories of Imre" (that was his name). It meant a tremendous lot for his two grown children, and his surviving sisters, to be able to read that: they printed them out and made books for the family. It might be nice for Tony's family and friends to see something similar here.

Just a thought.





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#73 The Scream

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:24 AM

I only stopped so that my signature wouldn't overrun the page length. :o


We can start another thread to post our favorite "Tuckermanisms". :)
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 03:49 AM

After not being online for a while, I am stunned by this news.

My sincerest condolences to Fahro and family. Oh dear.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 06:50 AM


Wilfrid, when a cherished (witty, warm, dear) member of the Readerville clan passed on, people collected his best posts—two years or so—and put them in a memorial thread, called "Memories of Imre" (that was his name). It meant a tremendous lot for his two grown children, and his surviving sisters, to be able to read that: they printed them out and made books for the family. It might be nice for Tony's family and friends to see something similar here.

Just a thought.


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Password protection! It's about time. "Enter at your own risk."

I think quite a good idea, given that there are some photos of him with which people can at least associate a face with the [name].

Long live Tuckerman. I truly did want to meet him, and my hopes were sincere in that direction. He wrote like a feisty young man.