All of us, who had the priviledge of knowing Charlie Trotter, have searched during these last few days for some way to say goodbye and express our deep thanks to this remarkable culinary talent.
As a chef, he amazed and delighted diners. As a teacher, he led and inspired. As a colleague, he shared and supported.
How do we say goodbye to such an individual, one who gave so much to so many and who left us far too soon? Perhaps with still white candles in the evening and crisp white jackets in the morning.
Charlie would so approve... and, with a radiant smile, understand.
Your Culinary World copyright Ana Kinkaid/Peter Schlagel 2013