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.
- Watch the short tribute video from his co-workers and friends at the VMe Network. You can also check out some of the memories people have posted (mostly in Spanish) about Cipri on the VMe Cocina Facebook fan page.