From the August 5 newsletter of the Culinary Historians of New York:
“We are sad to report the passing of Nach Waxman , founder in 1983 of the Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore, a haven for people serious about food and drink books. Nach, a 2014 recipient of CHNY’s Amelia Award, made a deep imprint on the world of food culture and is remembered as a bookseller who worked tirelessly and with enthusiasm and humor to serve the needs of his customers the world over and create a repository of the finest food literature. He will be deeply missed.”
From the NYT:
I met Nach over ten years ago at a history of cookbooks workshop, and we corresponded off and on for a while after that. He tracked down for me a book on the Mango, and helped me complete my collection of the Penguin “Essential … Cookbook” series on regional Indian cookery by supplying me with the then hard-to-get “Essential North-East Cookbook”.
Did anybody else here interact with him, or use Kitchen Arts & Letters?