When it hits closest to home, people often react with a lot of sorrow & such was the news of the death of Chef, Floyd Cardoz. After being tested positive for coronavirus or as we call the disease, COVID-19, Floyd Cardoz breathed his last in New York on Wednesday, 25th March 2020.
Confirming the news, Twitteratis poured their hearts out; the first of the many being, TV anchor & food critic, Vir Sanghvi and news anchor, Rajdeep Sardesai. As unbelievable as it sounded, chefs, food critics, restaurateurs & multiple food channels wrote out in support of him & conveyed their deepest condolences to his family.
1. Vir Sanghvi, TV anchor & Food Critic
RIP @Floyd Cardoz legendary chef who taught Americans to respect Indian food with Tabla & who transformed the Mumbai restaurant scene with @bombaycanteen & @OPedroMumbai.
Tragic news. Floyd Cardoz the world renowned chef - with his own Restaurants in New York - Chez Floyd, then lately Bombay Canteen, O Pedro and restaurants in Bombay and Goa has succumbed to the Corona virus in New Jersey RIP
4. Pete Wells, Restaurant critic for The New York Times
Floyd Cardoz was an exceptional talent, a chef equally at home with undiluted Indian flavors as he was with the delicious union of French, Indian and American food, a personal idiom that he invented. //t.co/7NcTes1D01
Floyd did so much to advance the cause of Indian food and Indian people in America. He was generous, funny, and warm, and I've always wished I could turn back time and eat at Tabla. Sending love to his family. //t.co/nLMm9ALwmW
11. Kalyan Karmarkar, Story-teller through blog, Finely Chopped
Heard reports of the unfortunate demise of chef @floydcardoz Shocked and saddened to hear the news. He has played an unrivalled role in making Indian food getting global recognised. What I remember him the most for though is his warm smile and gentle demeanour. #ripflodcardoz
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