Wordless Wednesday: In memory of Ciprigar

Today’s post is in memory of our friend, TV chef Ciprigar (Cipriano Garcia), who passed away earlier this week. Cipri was only 33. I had the privilege of hanging out with him on the set of his show at the VMe studios in Florida in October last year and we had some really great heart-to-heart conversation about the importance of cooking to culture and Latin American comfort foods. We talked about how home cooking being passed from generation to generation is so important to a family’s culinary history as well as the similarities in the cuisine from his native country, Venezuela, and Mexico.

Your energy and passion for food and teaching others the joys of the kitchen will be missed, Cipri.

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  1. says

    I think I took that picture of you with Ciprigar in Miami. I remember we all just crowded around him because he sucked us in with his smile, stories and overall warmth. A huge loss…

    • says

      Sandra, according to the information we received and what his publicist posted on his website, he died of respiratory arrest in a Miami, Florida hospital. Vme aired a special tribute episode this past Sunday with some of Cipri’s favorite recipes and some footage from the two shows he recorded prior to his death. If you missed it, I’m sure you can find information on when it might be replayed by visiting vmetv.com or the VMe Cocina fan page on Facebook.

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