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Pioneering Food Blogger Steven Shaw Has Passed Away

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The food blogosphere has lost one of its founding fathers. This afternoon, Quirky reports that trailblazing food writer Steven Shaw has passed away. Shaw worked for the site as the community manager. Although best known as the founder of eGullet, Shaw also served as the Director of New Media Studies at the International Culinary Center, and he contributed to numerous publications including the New York Times, Food & Wine, Saveur, and Food Arts. Shaw authored the books Asian Dining Rules and Turning the Tables, and in 2002, he won a James Beard Award for his article "A Week in the Gramercy Tavern Kitchen," which was published on his site For more on his work, check out Shaw's interview with Serious Eats from 2009.

Here are a few remembrances that food writers tweeted this afternoon. Feel free to share your own in the comments, as well as links to any of your favorite Shaw posts.

· Quirky [Official Site]

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