Art Ginsburg, known to the world as ‘Mr. Food,’ died Wednesday at his home in Florida. He was 81 years old.
Ginsburg had battled pancreatic cancer for about a year.
He was known for his easy recipes and catch phrase he used to finish all his cooking segments, “Ooh, it’s so good.”
“Art’s commitment to anyone-can-do recipes and passion for helping others made him well-loved among his peers and among television viewers and website visitors,” read a statement on MrFood.com. “He was one of the first television celebrity chefs and paved a road for many who came after him.”
“His greatest love was for his wife, Ethel, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his daily visit into your homes via the television,” the website also read.
Mr. Food’s segments air weekdays on WHNT News 19 at Noon.