October 28, 2009

Remembering my friend Merce Cunningham

This email just came to my attention and I wanted to share it with all of you. Merce was a good friend a very great man.

'Dear folks at Everyday Food, This is a missive for Martha Stewart, who
was friends with the celebrated American choreographer, Merce
Cunningham, who recently passed away. I simply wanted to tell Ms.
Stewart that in the last few weeks of his life, one of his favorite
dishes was a recipe drawn from Everyday Food -- a Spinach, Soba, and Shitaki Mushroom soup. Merce adored this, and requested it frequently
(something he rarely did), so I found myself cooking it all the time.
It's a marvelous recipe, as I find many to be in this wonderful little magazine, so thank you to all.'
Warmly, Laura Kuhn, Director John Cage Trust

Merce Cunningham: Portrait by Annie Leibovitz