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A Tribute to Mr. Food

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It's hard to believe that it's been a year since we've lost the amazing and lovable Mr. Food. We know he'd be proud of the legacy we've kept going for him and we couldn't have done it without the support of our loyal fans. Art, as we all knew him in the Test Kitchen, led such a full and eventful life and we wanted to share that with all of you by putting together a wonderful tribute video that showcases Art growing up, starting a family of his own, and creating an enterprise of quick and easy recipes that have made millions of people all over the world say, "OOH, IT'S SO GOOD!!"

Please, feel free to leave your comments, thoughts, or anything you'd like to share about Mr. Food below. We'd love to hear from you!





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Ok, that video got me. '-) I sure do miss him, however am glad that you guys have kept his memory, traditions, food and...OOH, IT'S SO GOOD!! going and alive! Thank you!

I thought that was a beautiful tribute and I am so thankful for all of you carrying on his legacy. We loved his recipes and miss him also!

We miss Mr. Food ! What a great man. My family and I are grateful that Howard & the crew have carried on. I still watch the segments every day before leaving for work, So many wonderful recipes and ideas!!! Whatever food is served in Heaven must taste better now, with Art there to guide the cooks!!

We just found out Art passed away last year....He gave me so much confidence in the kitchen! My husband bought me 3 of his cookbooks, I have always treasured them and will treasure them even more.... Art gave us so much.....Thank you Art and we know all the residents of Heaven are eating well....Oh its so good! RIP and God bless. Barb Mundie

What a beautiful tribute to Mr. Food!!! I loved it & it brought tears to my eyes! We all felt like he was a member of our family too!!!

I miss him dearly. Watched his segment every day on the noon news. Dearly miss his "Ohhh, it's so good"!!!!!! Have enjoyed many of his recipes and still collecting them from the Newsletter. Very nice tribute. R I P!!!!

that was good----brought tears to my eyes----thanks

It is interesting how I can cry over a video of someone I never met. Art introduced me to recipes on the internet and created my favorite food site. I am so proud that his legacy continues on. His gift to us has become our gift to others. Bless you Art. May you find peace in your spirit. You are still "Oh so good!"

I retired a year ago and watched all his segments during our noon news. For some reason, they no longer air Mr. Food and don't know why? This legacy was long overdue but done very nice. I have made so many of the recipes! And my family enjoys them! Thank you.

What a legacy he has left... He is missed and loved by so many.. His family and friends are a tribute for how he lived his life... God has blessed all of us with his love and talent... Gods blessings on his family... Kathy S.

i loved watching his show.

I'm originally from Chicago and would love to hear him on the news with his food segment. Learned many recipes from him and would love to hear him "Ohhhhh, it's so good"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still love to see all the recipes from his emails and still learning new recipes and "tweeking" some to fit our tastes. He was a wonderful and generous person. He is truly missed by all. RIP and give them "heck" up there. Carol

As Mr. Food will live in my heart and his wonderful receipes I hope he still sends us some Angel Food Cakes receipe from Heaven...God bless his beautiful Family and friends forever. Thanks for the memories.....Louise Moran...New Jersey


that was beautiful he really is missed I am ever so grateful that my children also had the honor of watching mr foods he is truly missed thank-you art for lighting up my life everyday and for learing how to cook such good food ty a huge fan betsy

Thank you for allowing others to express our appreciation for Mr. Food. Art. A most suitable name for one who discovered, mastered, and shared the better things in life such as cooking, theater, quality family and career life --- no respecter of persons but so obviously enjoying each precious moment he breathed that his personality was contagious and everyone looked forward to his presence. My entire family knows Mr. Food as a dear friend. I have a special file on my cook book shelves for his recipes that continues to grow thanks to his staff. His spirit lives on. __BOC

A very nice tribute to a great person. Always love his recipes. Always looked forward to watching him on television. Sure do miss his smiling face.

I think it was really nice to remember someone so generous and talented. Some of us leave this earth too soon, but the Lord had other plans for him. Beautiful tribute. He is truly missed. Dee

A beautiful tribute to a great man.

I still miss "Mr. Food", too, on TV and listening to him describe his recipes and how to make them. He was very inspiring and I have taken on and used a lot of his ideas and shortcuts in cooking. He was the greatest and I still enjoy the Test Kitchen and love getting my email letters from you guys! Great job all around! And may Art R.I.P.

Thank you for such a nice tribute!! Love your recipes and Mr Food!! Susan Creger, Thornton, Colorado

Thank you for the wonderful Tribute to Mr. Food. I didn't know how remarkable he was, but I love his Recipes. Deeply touched, Mary

I had not known of Mr. Food's passing so read this with interst and pinned i on a board. The only thing I might say is that you might attach the picture of him, instead of the blue block. Food boards also are so visual that using the blue square logo is not enticing. Jay

I have watched Mr. Food every place I've lived., since 1976; Lenox, MA, Syracuse, NY and Johnstown, PA..I miss him, but Howard does a good job , too..I love your recipes!!

What a great guy 'Mr. Food' (Art) was! Brought a smile to a lot of faces and was a great encouragement for me in the kitchen. He made everything easier and brought back my love for cooking and baking again. When I view some of the cooking videos on this site and he shows up on a lot of them, ........ its great to still hear and watch him, and last but not least to hear; "OOH, IT'S SO GOOD!!" Thanks for sharing this 'video' of "ART"!!! Sincerely, Sherry 'little ole' Ohio cook'

I miss Mr. Food on my daily news channel. No matter what I was doing, I would always make sure I saw his time on the air. I loved listening to him with all his exciting recipes and shortcuts to making his recipes. I even started my own recipe books with all his recipes, one for main foods and one for desserts. And guess what I named them - ooh, it's so good!

Its hard to believe it has been a year since we lost our sweet Art. Thank you all, for keeping his legacy going, he would be proud! He has been my favorite guy ever since I can remember and started cooking, except for my Husband. God Bless and prays to his family.

Its hard to believe it has been a year since we lost our sweet Art. Thank you all, for keeping his legacy going, he would be proud! He has been my favorite guy ever since I can remember and started cooking, except for my Husband. God Bless and prays to his family.

When I lived in Chicago I would watch him everyday and made some of his recipes and I have one of his cookbooks. I have tried many of his tips. Thanks Mr. Food for the memories.

It's amazing how I can miss someone I never met, but I really miss Mr. Food. He made you feel as though you could do anything in the kitchen. As far as I am concerned he was the original celebrity chef.

I remember how sad I was when Art passed away last year so close to the holiday season which was a favorite time of his. I remember watching him on TV with his wonderful recipes on WRGB, Channel 6 in Schenectady NY, where he got his start in "show biz"! I continued to watch over the years; his syndicated shows continue to appear daily on Channel 6. I love his recipes, have an autographed cookbook from him, and also an autographed one from Howard. I will always love Mr. Food; miss him, and think of him every time I try another one of his delicious, simple, and creative recipes! RIP Art; God Speed, and many thanks to Howard for carrying on the tradition of, "OOH It's So Good" !!

that was beautiful - brings tears to my eyes. addie

When I was working for a tv station several years ago, I was the one who sent out all the requests for Mr. Food recipe requests. People loved being able to get his recipes to add to thier own files. It became a lot of work. He once sent me a cook book he signed and a picture for all my work. I enjoyed sharing the recipes and making my own file. He is really missed with his lust for life and making people healthy and food fun. Patricia McCue Tynan. 2013

Loved how simple he made the recipes seem. You just felt you could do it perfectly because he showed you how. His enthusiasm was contageous.

Art Ginsburg was a friend and mentor. My testimony is on the back cover of his 2nd diabetic cookbook. By using his cookbooks faithfully and following my healthcare professionals, my 12 years as a diabetic have been full of successes. My blood sugar in 2001 was 612, now my 1ac runs 6.0 to 6.4. Thank you Mr Food, you are loved and missed.

I am sorry to hear of Mr. Food's passing, I knew something must have happened due to Howard seeming to take over. We will miss him daily, but he started something great...

I have every cookbook Mr. Food has ever put out because each recipe is made with love by him. I never missed an appearance on my local channel WHEC 13 in Rochester NY for a new recipe or a show on QVC. I sure do miss him because "OOH HE IS SO GOOD". He is a part of my mealtime ritual and always will be. Thanks you Art and family.

It made me cry a little seeing all that he did, what a human being and how he spread Gods love. Isn't that why we are here? He is quite a wonderful man and I am sure he is resting and doing more good deeds where he is. Spread the Love that is what this World needs!

To all of those wonderful people in the test kitchen , I want you to know that I will always hear OOOH ITS SO GOOD ! I sit at my table and enjoy food , Mr. Food made it ok to cook and be a bit free with your ideas . Please continue this great tradition and untill we can all sit at Arts table and once again hear him exclaim OOOH ITS SO GOOD , may God keep and watch over you all .

Thank you sooo much for making this video. It is very touching. I enjoy cooking, but I don't have much time, so it is wonderful to find recipes that are fast and good. Thank You Mr.Food for making this possible

I watch the news every night waiting for the Mr. Food segment. Even if the news is terrible his "Ooh, it's so good" always brought a smile. I am so pleased that Howard and the test kitchen personnel are continuing his legacy. Keep up the good work! Donna Mosher

I wasn't aware of Mr. Food (Art) passing either - the recipes that I enjoy receiving every day kinda' make you smack your lips as I read - and they are "down home" comfort food that's easy. I've saved so many of the recipes on my computer that I'm getting warnings about running out of room and that's not counting the paper and ink I've used up printing favorites. Thank you Mr. Food and to the Mr. Food Team - y'all do a super job and it is appreciated that you carry on his ideals. I'm 81 and live behind family but do a lot of cooking for the four of us....thanks for keeping all the recipes so simple.

This is a beautiful tribute to Mr. Food. He seems to have had love and compassion for everyone which is the best legacy to leave for the rest of us.

WOW...we didn't know of his passing...but he will still always be with us, inspiring us to try new recipes, and guiding our hands as we cook and bake. Bless him for he enriched so many lives...and tummies...Our sympathy to his immediate family...and all Mr. Food cooks around the world...OOOOHHH...He was SOOO Good...!!!

He is the best when compared to all the Food Network Hosts. His books and recipes are easy to read and follow and always come out great even when I am improvising as he always said I could. He made me a better cook and also made me a better parent and wife. Thank you Mr. Food for all you have done and your company continues to do. Thank you for making this video. It was very sweet and kind and he would have loved it very much.

I am sorry to say I did not know till just now of Mr. Food's passing. I am so very sorry, he will be so missed. I read his recipes every day and have made many of them. I'm 88 , live in a retirerment home but cook and share with my friends. They all look forward to Mr. Food recipies. Thank you for such a moving tribute. Evelyn

Art was a unique character who taught me to ENJOY cooking and trying new recipe tastes. The cuisine landscape has lost one of its mountains. Thank you, family, for celebrating his life in the video and know that he changed many of us for the better in the kitchen.

How awesome to share the life and legacy of such a warm, caring individual...he touched many lives with his passion for everyday cooking...I can't even tell you how many of his "ooh so good" recipes have been on my table. May God bless and keep his family...memories comfort and sustain us...


Thanks for sharing the tribute to Mr. Food. I can see why you all miss him a bunch. Karen

Thank you for such a caring video of Mr. Food! I too miss seeing him when he was on our local news at noon. He always made his recipes look so easy to make and looked delicious! Most of all I miss his OOO It's so Good along with his great smile! My sincerely sympathy to family and friends

My first encounter with Mr. Food was a Holiday Cookbook booklet that I bought on impulse at King Kullen. I used that book on all the holidays for years and the recipes were fantastic! Thank you for the wonderful memorial video about Art. I was very moved by it. What a wonderful, loving, joyous man!

What a wonderful tribute to a fantastic personality. Thank you for sharing your memories with all of us who loved him, but never met him.

My condolences to the family of MR FOOD. He will sadly be missed.I remember him in Massachusetts when the wife and I used to live there. We used to watch him whenever we could. Rest In Peace You will be missed

Yeh, we miss him too. Enjoyed watching him on the news at noon. Howard? You keep up the good work. Art would be very proud of you. We enjoy watching you as well. Bill

I remember watching Mr. Food on the noon program on KTVB channel 7 here in Boise,Id he truly was a great cook,chef and enjoyed what he was doing and i love making some of his many recipes, GOD BLESS YOU

He is surely missed, I loved watching him on TV with his wonderful personality. He left a wonderful legacy.

I remember coming to CA in 1980 and seeing him on TV and couldn't wait for his next appearance and oh so good recipes. Thanks for keeping on giving to us your audience. Cathy

I miss your program and your smile. Thanks for all the good years Mr. Food -- oh so good. catgranma

what a wounderful tribute, brought tears 2 my eyes, he will be missed by all. thank you for keeping up his great work. luv all of the great recipes & ideas.

Beautiful tribute to a seemingly wonderful man! My dad (who loved to cook, also) had several of his cook books. Easy, simple yet delicious recipes!! Keep his legacy alive with the continued good work you are carrying out in his name. Thank you.

This was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man. Thanks for sharing.

It was great to see that the personality that came through in his short segment on our TV station was REAL! From the comments of all those who worked with him, we could see that he was who he seemed to be, and we only wish we would have "known" him longer than we did. He was the main reason we turned on the TV at Noon!

I was saddened when I heard about Mr. Food's passing, It felt as if I had lost one of my own family members. I continue and will continue to gather as many wonderful Mr. Food recipes, they have always been some of my favorite recipes to try. My the memory of this wonderful man remain with us always

Thank you for sharing the wonderful tribute to our Mr. Food, ooh it's so good! I still can't believe that he is gone. What a wonderful man with such a talent for making people happy and for sharing his love of food with anyone whose life he touched. I am so thankful that all of the Mr. Food family is carrying on his legacy. Keep up the good work. Mr. Food I miss you and I will never forget you. You enriched my life!

Beautiful tribute! We will all miss him. Thanks for great recipes.

That was a wonderful tribute! I have never seen Mr. Food on T.V., but I have watched his videos online and they were always entertaining and informative.

I always loved to hear him on TV saying It's soooooo good!!!I made my first batch of buckeyes from his recipe..It is a favorite in my family that I make every year!!!

Thank you so much for carrying on Mr. Food's kitchen. Without doubt it is the best place to go for no-nonsense wonderful food. (Never had a bad recipe, yet!) Yes, "OOH ITS SO GOOD"

Beautiful tribute. Love and use his recipes. Miss him on TV.

Always watched Mr. Food during the news. Love the recipes. Oooh there sooooo good..

I have all of Mr. Food's early cookbooks, and I have found that I use more of his recipes than from any other source. I would put Art's cooking right up there with Julia's, only more practical. I miss him very much, but I am so grateful that the staff has kept his memory alive and his recipes up-to-date. Thanks, Mr. Food's family. jld

I love the receipes he had and I made up a cook book of the ones I liked. always watched his program. Thanks Mr Food for awesome food

I rarely missed Mr. Food after our local news. You have NO idea how many recipes that I have tried, used, and kept. He was an entertaining cook. I miss him. Really! How can one miss a person that they didn't even know? Bet the angels are getting angel food cake in heaven!

I remember seeing Mr. Food years ago on Noon Network news. I was in the Navy then, and didn't miss a program. I loved it then and was very sad when he passed on. Fortunately, his very able crew have passed on the legacy so that we can continue to enjoy wonderful food. Thanks so much.

oh its so good

I always enjoyed seeing "Mr. Food"! These recipes are ones that real people eat--I use them often!!! His smile and the "ooh, it's so good" is missed!

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.

I used to watch him on our local news and always loved how he gave the wonderful recipes that were so easy to make . Although I still miss him , I am still getting the recipes on the website "Oh , Its soo good ". I know he wanted us to keep in touch.

I always loved to get the recipes he made. I have always loved to watch the videos on his site cause some of us cooks just need a little extra, and the videos are just an awesome aid. Thanks Mr. Food (Art) for putting those smiles on my dinner table when my family ate those delicious recipes you helped me make.

When I first saw Mr. Food I thought the segment was annoying. Guess what - I found myself looking forward to Art on the noon news and have been an email subscriber for years now. I have also forwarded emails to my entire address book and most of them now suscribe too!! What a dear man he was - wish I could have met him. Reading his employees comments makes me wish I could have worked for him even more!!! Thanks so much!!!

What a lovely tribute. It made me cry. He was truly a wonderful man and I can't believe it has been a year already since he passed. Whenever I make food for family or friends that I receive the most compliments on, more often than not, it is a Mr. Food recipe. So thank you for that. Howard, although I miss seeing Mr. Food so much, I have come to look foward to your segments each day. You are doing a fabulous job in his place. I'm sure Art is very proud of you.

OOH ITS SO GOOD !!!!!!!!

I have always enjoyed listening to him make his recipes on TV, then I got right into getting them in my email. He will always be remembered and his food will live on as will his memory! God's Blessings to all his family and friends. He is missed by many many people.

He's teaching Peter, Paul and all the saints to say OOH IT'S so Good nonno donato

Very nice, I'm wiping tears away!

I was a fan of Art's from the beginning!! His smile made me laugh, his food made us gain weight and we loved every minute of it! I lit a yawrzeit candle for him today.. and know he is still thinking "Oh we are so good...." Lin and Pat Fields in Watertown NY

I think this was a Wonderful Tribute to "Mr. Food"!! I grew up watching him, and then my kids watching him!! I miss his recipes on the noon news everyday, and hearing his familiar, happy voice!! I'm so glad you guys have kept the website going....And I'm sure he is, TOO!!! Thank You All!!!

What can you say about someone you watched thru the years? He was very special and some of my best dishes were because of him. You did a wonderful job with this tribute and I say thank you for keeping Art's legacy going. I still use the recipes all the time, new ones and the very special old ones. Glad to see the "Art's Favorites" in today's e-mail. Again thank you and keep up the good work because "Oh, its soooooooooo good."

My mom used to call me every day and ask, "Did you see that recipe Mr Food made today? I want that recipe!" I went online and would print off that recipe and when I printed up our family recipe book for her for Christmas, her cook book had a special section, My Favorite Mr Food Recipes. She loved it. Keep in mind, she had had a stroke and lost the use of her right arm and hand and could no longer cook but it meant the world to her. And when he passed she cried like he was one of the family. We all love Mr Food. And thank you Howard for keeping his memory and the recipes alive!

Mr Food's cookbooks were like our bible in the kitchen...there our so many things that will be missed by this sweet man and he will be remembered through out a lot of households. Everyday you pick up one of his cookbooks you open the cover and you will be able to hear him say "OOH ITS SO GOOD!!". Thank you to his family and friends for caring on his legacy. RIP will be missed by all..

So what can you say about someone who loved food so much, that he brought that love to the masses! His passion, and dedication to the art has been missed. As a singer myself I know what it's like to burst out singing while your creating something so delicious as one of his recipes. You are missed my friend, but your legacy goes on!

I remember Art from way back and could relate with his love of food and people. I miss his smile and voice. A wonderful tribute for a wonderful man!!!

When I was recovering from my illness, I use to watch Mr Food and said I could make those when I get get better. He was always so cheerful. I do miss him and his easy going spirit.

RIP MR. FOOD We miss your cooking.

I just had to watch your tribute. I am from Troy,NY where Art grew up. I always enjoyed watching his cooking segment on WRGB everyday. RIP MR. FOOD.

RIP MR.FOOD. We all miss your cooking up here in Troy,NY.

I have used so many of Mr. Food's mouth watering dishes that is so hard to not be able to see him doing his thing in the kitchen. I will always remember him saying, "OOH ITS SOOO GOOD" as I make another one of his dishes. He is surely missed.

Mr. Food was one of a kind and he would want the show to go on. We all loved him and keeping the show ongoing is a special tribute to him and all of his fans.

Many thanks for the tribute. On the one year anniversary of Art's death, my grandson and his wife gave birth to their second son, named Kohen. So this is a joyous day to celebrate the gift of life. I miss all that personality that I knew as MR. FOOD.

I always looked forward to the "Mr. Food" episodes and enjoyed his many great recipes. You are missed by so many Art Ginsburg!!! God bless you.

Thank you for a great tribute. Like with other people, it brought tears to my eyes. He is greatly missed

We sure do miss you Mr. Food! We would stop whatever we were doing in time to watch your segment and see what kind of yummies you were fixing that day. Your smile and special way of making cooking feel like a world travel event was so special about you. We love and miss you dearly Mr. Food! I know you are smiling from up above as you watch your show go on and are thinking "Oh it's SOOO good!"

I wanted to thank you for sharing this tribute video. It brought tears to my eyes. I's sure his spirit of love and zest for life will be with you always. He will surely be missed.

"OOH SO VERY GOOD"enjoyed all

This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for not only sharing this dedication to Art but also selecting me as one of your winners. I am still working on my food truck I bought with my Crab 'Idaho Potato' Cake. You have helped me get a start on my dreams. I am forever grateful!

Thank you for the tribute to Mr. Food. You can tell that he was loved by his staff & co-workers. I always enjoyed watching him on TV & have enjoyed his recipes. God Bless You & his family.

Great guy and greatly missed.

What an incredible man, what an incredible legacy. Your tribute brought tears to my eyes and gave me wonderful goosebumps. The world needs more "Mr Food" persons in it. God Bless him and God be with his wonderful family, at home and in the studio. jeanne/Newalla,OK

Thank you Mr. Food/ Art for all of those great recipes and that unique entertainment that you presented us with on your smart cooking segments! They are priceless!! May God bless you and keep you.

I felt like I lost a dear friend when Art passed on even though I never met him. I use his wonderful recipes all the time and also own many of his cookbooks. He is so missed!!!!!! Rest in peace you wonderful man. AS in Delray Beach, FL

There is not a day that does not go by that I do not remember our talks, our laughs, our tears...he was an incredible man who I was fortunate to know and learn from. He was loving, He was genuine, He was real...he truly was....sooo good!! Steve Podosek Buffalo, New York

Art, may the Good Lord always rest your vibrant soul in eternal peace and give your loved ones the will to bear the heavy loss through prayers, support and sweet, sweet memories. May your legacy be carried on for eternity. It'll feel "OOH SO VERY GOOD"!!!!!! Amen.

Mr. Food, Art, made me feel as if we knew each other for years. I was truly crushed when I heard of him passing. Howard, you're doing a wonderful job and I've always enjoyed you as well, but his shoes were too big for you or anyone else to fill. My heart goes out to you and the staff. I can't imagine the loss you all feel. God bless and RIP Art. You're always in my heart. Beautiful and loving tribute btw. Reg Strong of MA

His segments on WEAU were always an experience. I love to cook and I have used many of his recipes. Thanks for the tribuute.


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