Eating Well with Nora Ephron

By Diane Dragan from original

Nora Ephron, the
writer and filmmaker with a genius for humor,” inspired an incredible outpouring of digital memories last night as news started to spread of her dying. (See below for a sampling, from EW’s celebrity tweet coverage.) Central to Ephron’s work is food—even in her description of New York from our July/August issue:

“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” (From Heartburn, published by Vintage).

If you don’t know Ephron by way of food, take a few moments today reading the excellent tributes on Huffington Post and The Atlantic, as well as Frank Bruni’s February 2008 New York Times review of the new Second Avenue Deli with Ephron, former Mayor Ed Koch, and others, all of whom have what he calls “appetites and opinions.” Yes, we’ll have what they’re having.

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