Food And Wine Founder Michael Batterberry Has Died

Chef Tom Colicchio Tweeted today that Michael Batterberry, founder of Food and Wine and Food Arts, has passed away:

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Former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl also offered her condolences via Twitter, and placed Batterberry’s death as having occurred sometime last night:

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Batterberry, along with wife Ariane, won a James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award this year for their contributions to the food world.