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June 19, 2017
January 14, 2015
When I decided to teach myself to cook, their first two books were my guide. Thank you for more than quite a few wonderful meals. You will be remembered and honored in my kitchen and my heart.
Tony Worix
Denver, CO
October 08, 2014
Everything out of Silver Palate mimicked sheer perfection. Still my favorite.
November 17, 2009
For Sheila...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
November 11, 2009
Im so sorry to hear about Shielas death I just found out this is the time of the year i would hear from her to winterize the out side water at her house in Sag Harbor. I thought something was wrong when i found her Phone shut off. She was with out a dought the nicest person i have ever done work for always with a kind word a cheerful smile. I will miss you
November 11, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about Sheila's death I was her plumber at her Sag Harbor house, I will miss her she was a very down to earth person sweet as some of her recipes. You will be missed.
September 26, 2009
For Sheila, a much loved neighbor of Sag Harbor. We were very glad to count you as our culinary friend. You bring smiles to our faces every time your name is evoked. Your sparkling glint will be a treasured memory. Your perfectly chosen, housegift will be cherished always. Thank you for your many culinary contributions that will live on in many, many households across the nation. Celebrate!!!
September 22, 2009
For years I cooked with Around the World. I still make the jerk marinade and ginger cookies every month. When we moved to the Bahamas I could only take a few cook books with me. I took Celebrate. From lemon curd to chicken wings, that book has everything I need. It is my bible, my guide to dinner parties, holidays and special dishes for any occasion. Love the ethnic menus, especially the morrocan dinner. I always looked forward to her recipes in Parade. Recipes that always worked.

Shiela left us too soon. I will miss her fresh ideas but will treasure the recipes she left us. God bless her family and her memory.

Cheryl McKee
September 22, 2009
I am saddened by the news of Ms. Lukins' passing. Her Silver Palate cookbook from 1982 is my favorite among my many books. Have tried lots of the recipes successfully over the years. Her illustrations are wonderful!
My sincere sympathy to the family of Sheila, may you find peace and comfort.
September 21, 2009
For Shelia

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 21, 2009
I knew Ms Lukins from a 'cherry trip' I had the pleasure to escort her on a few years ago when she visited Northern Michigan. She was gathering information on a new book that was to feature cherry recipes. She was a gracious soul. So very kind to someone she did not know. So full of lfie. I was surprised at her small stature, but she filled it with so much love of life. I will forever remember the day that I spent as Sheila Lukins chauffer with fond memories. I will miss her each Sunday when I read the Parade Magazine and every time I pass a cherry orchard. Betty Renner (Petoskey, Michigan)
September 20, 2009
Sheila, may you bring much sunshine and happiness to the next place on your journey; the same exuberance that you brought us here! Patti (Bakersfield, CA)
September 20, 2009
Culinary loss. Every recipe from Silver Palate was perfection. May the memories of the creation of those magnificant recipes bring you solace and comfort.
September 20, 2009
My deepest sorrow in the loss of your mother, wife, and to the world a wonder inspiration. I met Sheila and Julee many years ago when they were promoting their Silver Palate products- oh my they were wonderful, both Sheila and Julee plus their product. Sheila always took time to meet with me when I traveled to NY for buying trips- she even marked the 'must try" recipes in the Silver Palate Cookbook- I treasure and use that book so often. She truly is the Julia Child of today.
September 20, 2009
I was a young mother 20 years ago wehn I learned to cook - My first cookbook was The Silver Palate Cookbook. Since that first recipe I was hooked on her recipes and ideas and truly just everything. I have collected all of her cookbooks and have made hundreds of recipes of hers over the years. Just today, I made her pizza crust. Thank you to her family for sharing her with us all of these years. I will miss her and her cooking inspiration greatly.
September 19, 2009
Thank you to Ms. Lukins, who opened up a world of flavor combinations to those of us who were bored cooking dishes from single ethnic cultures. I have most of her cookbooks and have used them often to rave reviews. I especially enjoyed "Around the World" and her recent "Ten". Her talents as a food visionary and chef will be missed. My condolences to her friends and family.
September 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 18, 2009
So young, talented, passionate and taken from us way to soon. I learned to cook with Sheila's books and have them all. I also made every recipe as well. She was my template and her love for cooking was contagious.She made it fun! Adored The Silver Palate Store too. She is missed already, but her legacy remains within her creative and spectacular everlasting recipes.Condolences to the entire Lukins' Family and especially at this Holiday Time. Sheila is cooking with the angels now. G-D Bless her~
September 17, 2009
For Shelia

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 16, 2009
I met Sheila when she was in town for a book signing in 1997 - the USA cookbook. I also brought along my old, food-stained copy of the All Around the World cookbook for her to sign that day and I was touched by how genuinely happy she was to sign such a messy book! She was delightful, her recipes will always be loved, and I am sad to hear of this tragic loss. My best to her family.
September 16, 2009
My friends and I made many wonderful meals and memories using the Silver Palate cookbooks. We are shocked and very sad--Sheila will be missed by many. Bless her soul and may your family find comfort at this difficult time.
September 16, 2009
My friends and I made many memories using the Silver Palate cookbooks...very sad and shocking, so young. Bless her soul and may you find comfort during this difficult time.
September 15, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 14, 2009
To the Lukins family,

I didn't know Sheila, she seems as though she was a very nice person with a beautiful smile. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so dear and close to you. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Draw close to God in prayer, and the Bible promises that "he himself will sustain you. -Psalm 55:22.
September 13, 2009
The Silver Palate was the most fun, delicious cookbook ever written in my opinion. It was a favorite of myself and my best friend who sadly passed away from brain cancer as well 9 years ago. I still have my original cookbook that my best friend left me a message in. It says, "I love this cookbook!" Love Girlfriend. Shelia truly inspired a generation of new cooks to get in the kitchen and have fun!
September 12, 2009
To the daughters, grandchildren and siblings be comforted in the love and support from family and friends.

God understands our saddness when we loose a loved one. When you go to him and prayer and tell him how you feel, he listens.

"To my sayings do give ear, O God; Do understand my sighing. Do pay attention to the sound of my cry for help, O my King and my God, because to you I pray." (Ps 5:1, 2)
September 10, 2009
For Shela
You certainly changed how
Americans eat. You shall
be missed.

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 09, 2009
I am so saddened to learn of the death of Sheila Lukins. I have never met her, but I have been so inspired by her cookbooks for years. What a horrible loss. I send my condolences to her family.
September 09, 2009
Thank you Sheila, for your inspirations and for making us see the possibilities made by eclectic pallets of flavors, bound safely together with technique.

You blazed trails that became the roads many of us home cooks have walked on.

May peace and blessings be on your family.
September 09, 2009
My heart goes out to your family. Sheila will truly be missed. You may find some comfort in the promise that our loved ones are in God's memory, and Revelation 21:4 will soon be a reality. My heartfelt condolences.
September 09, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of Shiela's death. We have not seen her for some time but we knew her and Richard in London and I have some of her books.

I send our sympathy to you at this sad time
September 09, 2009
I just learned of Sheila's death last night. I was so sad. I had been missing her in the Parada magazine. I didn't realize that she had been having health issues. I always loved her writing. She was the best. I use many of her recipes. Blessings and peace to her family and friends.
September 09, 2009
I discovered the first cookbook not long after publication and in the years since then have used many recipes from one of several that I own.
I was so sorry to read of her death and send my condelences to her family and friends!!
September 08, 2009
I would have loved to have met and gotten to know Ms. Lukins personally. May her family and friends carry forward her zeal and love of food.
September 08, 2009
I would have never become a foodie without my Silver Palate Cookbooks to guide me. My heartfelt condolences.
September 08, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 08, 2009
To Richard and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Sheila's death.
I want to remember all the moments we shared when Johan and I were living in NYC, back in the eighties.
All my thoughts are with you.
September 08, 2009
I hope this gets to Sheila's family. I sent an email out to a number of friends - "A Toast to Sheila Lukins" Sheila was, unbeknownest to her, my best teacher ever. The feedback has been extraordinary. She touched so many lives. Here is the link to a blog I created with my tribute. http://sheila-lukins.typepad.com/blog/
September 08, 2009
Sincere Condolences to Sheila Lukins Family and Friends.

May all of you draw comfort in knowing that 'Our God cares for us individually and that he will swallow up death forever.' And as recorded at Psalms 37:11.29 "The meek ones themselves will possess the earth. And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous will reside forever upon the earth." We are looking forward to the time when Our God will bring about peacefull conditions here on earth for lovers of righteousness to enjoy. May all of you continue to draw close to Him and his son Jesus Christ.

A.Chatman--Tuscaloosa,AL
September 08, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Lukins' girls on the loss of your dear and talented mother. The Silver Palate is one of my most treasured and used cookbooks. I have always received rave reviews for any recipe prepared from that book. My pages are torn and stained. While living in Tokyo a Japanese woman served the Cold Strawberry Soup from The New Basics and I immediately ordered the book from the American Club Bookstore. Now 15 years later I am still serving that soup on hot, humid days in Florida.
Thank you Sheila Lukins for your wonderful inspiration. May you rest in peace and may your family have peace knowing the lives that you touched.
September 08, 2009
IAM SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOST MY THE LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU
September 07, 2009
I am so, so, sorry to hear the passing of Sheila. When I lived in NYC I went to her store often. While living in PHL I attended "the taste of Philadelphia" and went to the restaurant where she was THE "host" and had the wonderful opportunity of meeting her and she signed my cookbook. I was on cloud 9 for days!! What a great human being. I miss her already.
September 07, 2009
It was in Philadelphia, 1993, when I moved into my first apartment after college. I equated having my own kitchen with knowing that I needed to cook and not just assemble. The only cookbook I bought as my culinary arsenal was "The New Basics." Sixteen years later, it is still my main reference. I loved Ms. Lukins' work and her spirit. "In thy presence was fullness of joy." Psalm 16:11. Rest, lovely Sheila.
September 07, 2009
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one.I cannot imagine the ache in your heart. May you be comforted by
Gods' promise that he will undo all this hurt and that our loved ones that we have lost in death will live again. (Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:10,11,29) Enjoying good food and friends in paradise.
September 07, 2009
For Sheila's Family and Friends,
I am so sorry for your loss. Sheila's cookbook Silver Palate helped me improve my skills as a chef, and her wonderful Madiera pate recipe is the best in the world, and I have served it to many discriminating chefs.
She was very special.
September 07, 2009
To the Lukins Family
Those we love are always with us their laughter and their wisdom, their advice and thoughtfulness are gifts of love that are ours to keep. Although I don’t know the family I would like to send, my condolences to the family. May the tender mercy that God has always shown be with your family now so you will know that you are not alone and may the prayers of others help in some small way to bring you strength, comfort and courage each day . Many words will be expressed, yet we know God can and will express and provide to you and your family everything that is needed to care and sustain your hearts at this sad time. -. Isaiah 41:10,13.
September 07, 2009
To Sheila's family:
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother and loved one. I really enjoyed her articles in the Parade Magazine and always thought she was such a beautiful woman.
God speed....gone too soon.
Janice in Indiana
September 07, 2009
Sheila's will cont. to bring so much joy in the kitchen, preparing wonderful dishes, and her spirit will be still very much alive in her works, and in many kitchens around the world. What a wonderful legacy she left us all.
September 07, 2009
All of us in the entertaining kitchen have lost a culinary gem. Ms. Lukins book "Silver Palate" became a reliable friend whenever an extra special recipe was needed. I will forever have a spot in my heart for her when I make the hummus recipe. L Coughlin, Wilmington, North Carolina
September 07, 2009
I offer my sincere condolences to your family. I was drawn to write to you because I too experiment with food and love creating new and wonderful dishes which I consider to be works of art. The bible speaks of a time, at Micah 4:3,4 where peace and security will rule over the earth and each one will "sit under his own vine and his own fig tree". I love the thought of forever being able to enjoy food and drink the way our creator intended! May the God of all comfort be with you and your family.
September 06, 2009
I was saddened to learn of Ms. Lukins' death; I did not know she was ill. I always looked forward to her recipes in Parade magazine and clipped many of them. I also have one of her cookbooks. My deepest sympathy to her loved ones.
September 06, 2009
I have been using the Silver Palate cookbooks for many years. They are worn and torn and still my go-to source. Sheila was an inspiration to many.
September 06, 2009
What a beautiful lady she is . May God Bless you all.
September 05, 2009
Sheila will live on in Yuba Cify, California, Iowa , West Virgina and Ohio as friends and I continue to reap the benefits of her cookbooks and Parade column. We recently prepared and devoured a spicy, orange scented pork stew to welcome a friend home from Iowa where she is moving. The Parade Magazine recipe had been read and reread many times as we swore to try it - we finally made it shortly before Sheila's death. Thank you Sheila for this and other gifts that have been used to create and will continue to give birth to warm memores and friendships as we share your offerings in our kitchens and dining rooms across this great country. 4katz
September 05, 2009
My condolences to your family. Ms. Lukins gave me such inspiration to experiment and branch out with my cooking. The recipes in the S.P. Cookbook are used over and over; they are timeless, delicious and artful.
September 05, 2009
I'm so shocked at the death of Sheila...I met her in 1990 at a book store in Newtown, CT and she autograped my book, The New Basics cookbook. I use it all the time and the products as well. My deepest sympathy to her family on her loss at such a young age. God Bless.
September 05, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 05, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about Sheila;s death. May you find comfort from the Bible's promise of a resurrection in John 5:28,29.Also we find comfort from the fact that God promises to make our earth a peaceful place to live. Revelation 21:3,4 says how death, pain, and sorrow will be done away with. How our loved ones as well as us look forward to that day soon to come.
September 05, 2009
To the family and friends of Shelia Lukins, I would like to say I'm truley sorry for your loss. I know right now is a time of grief and sorrow, but look forward to the many promises that are held before us in God's word the bible. Look forward to the time when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus' voice and come out. This promise is for Sheila too.
September 05, 2009
Family members,

You have my sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Sheila Lukins made an impact on the food and cookbook industry. God cares and will comfort you through this sad time. His words in the scriptures at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 bring us comfort and give us hope.
September 04, 2009
I have very few cookbooks, but I have ALL of the Silver Palate books. I'm so sorry for the loss of Sheila Lukins. She inspired me to learn to cook. My thoughts are with your family.
September 04, 2009
I'm very sorry for your loss. Your mom's cookbooks were what I used when I started to cook. I've become a good cook and it was thanks to recipes in her books.
September 04, 2009
I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. I have enjoyed cooking out of the Silver Palate for years. I looked forward to her Parade contributions every week. So sad. In her memory, I shall break out the cookbook tonight and say thank you Sheila for making me a better cook. She will be missed. Leslie Pauling (Cypress,Ca.)
September 04, 2009
New Basics and Silver Palate have been bibles in my kitchen. When I began working at a country inn, we used both often to serve Wine Country cuisine to our guests. I am forever grateful for her insight into food and how we prepare it for flavor and substance. What a loss. My thoughts are with your family at this time.
September 04, 2009
Celebrate your mother's life through the legacy of cooking that she leaves with you. Though you had little time to prepare for this transition, know that she is with you in the favorite recipes that she shared with you. What a wonderful way to be remembered.
September 04, 2009
So sorry for your loss. I loved her cook books. You will be in my thoughts and prayers
September 04, 2009
I have enjoyed Sheila's Siver Palate cookbook for many years and have purchased it for my 2 daughters. Just last night I prepared the Lamb with Mushrooms in foil for house guests who raved about it. I am so appreciative of Shelia's contribution and flair. She will be missed.
September 04, 2009
So sad. Blessings to her family.
September 04, 2009
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful person. I've been cooking and baking from her cookbooks for over 20 years. Everything I make tastes and looks fantastic! She was a great inspiration to me.

Rest in peace Sheila.
September 04, 2009
I am so sorrry and such a great person!!!Billie Dewees
September 04, 2009
I AM VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT SHEILA SHE WILL BE MISS
September 04, 2009
My prayerful condolences go out to the family at this time.

I bought 2 Silver Palate cookbooks in the early 80s because the books themselves were so beautiful. I so enjoyed the pen and ink illustrations and as a result became familiar with certain edible items that were yet to be available in supermarkets.

She was way ahead of her time and we have lost a great talent.
September 03, 2009
So very sad to hear about Sheila. "The Silver Palate Cookbook" is one of my very favorites. Her delicious recipes will live on. My condolences to her girls and family.
September 03, 2009
I will pray for those who knew
Sheila Lukins, well, may God be with her family and friends.
September 03, 2009
I've been cooking from the Silver Palate cookbooks for over 20 years and hope to continue for another 40. I'll be making the corn crab cakes as an appetizer for a holiday cookout this weekend. I think I'll plan a whole dinner from the cookbooks for friends as a tribute. She will live on in my cooking and heart.
September 03, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of Sheila's death. I have her first cookbook and still use it often. What a dynamic person she was.
September 03, 2009
I enjoyed reading her articles and recipes in the Parade section of the newspaper. She hardily enjoyed sharing her tips and recipes. What a joy she must have been to know personally. God bless.
September 03, 2009
So saddened by the loss of such a talented and wonderful lady. May you find comfort in the hope set out in God's word that "soon our enemy death will be brought to nothing". May you find a peaceful haven in the love of Our God.
September 03, 2009
Like many others I was sadden to read about Sheila's death. My grand daughter loves to cook and Sheila was an inspiration. Even though I never met Sheila personally I can imagine her smile preparing a dish. I can also tell she was loved and left many dear love ones behind with wonderful memories. Despite this tragic lost there is still hope. Yes, Jesus said at John 5, 28 and 29 "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." Imagine her cooking under perfect conditions and taste buds.
September 03, 2009
We are very sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. Rest assured that She is in Heaven, with no pain, and, that She has 'Touched the Face of God.' You have our deepest sympathy, God Bless Her Family and Friends. Amen!
September 03, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 03, 2009
I got out my Silver Palate cookbook
Sunday night to prepare Sesame chicken and thought to myself of all my cookbooks this is the best! I saw the news on Monday of Sheila's passing.... Even though I did not know her personally she will live on in my kitchen and heart for all she gave us through her cookbooks.
God bless
September 03, 2009
Our family has cooked the carrot cake recipe at every holiday for almost 25 years. Our prayers go with you.
September 03, 2009
September 03, 2009
I never knew of Sheila until I read this article in the Courier today, but
it is evident that she made a great difference in the lives of those around her and through her love of cooking.
We can be forever greatful!
September 03, 2009
The Silver Palate cookbook changed the way many women entertained. Thank you for lending your mom to us and her wonderful ideas for cooking and entertaining. So sad for your loss. May the Source of Peace be with all who are mourning.
September 03, 2009
To Sheila Lukins Family:

I have just lost a dear friend to brain cancer and my son-in-law has had it for two years. My heart goes out to you as the death of a loved one is not easy to understand. Please know that there is a time coming when death will be no more and when all tears will be gone forever. Revelation 21:4
September 03, 2009
The best tribute I can give to Sheila is that her books and recipes have been passed on to our two daughters who love them as much as we do! She was a blessing to our generation of cooks.
September 03, 2009
Sheila - Rest in Peace. To Sheila's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that Sheila's cookbooks brought much happiness and contentment to our senses over the years. Your cookbooks were a staple in our home and for our dinner parties!
September 03, 2009
I have one of Sheila's cookbooks and refer to it often for ideas. So sad to lose someone so gifted and remarkable. I lost my beautiful mother suddenly last year. My prayers to Sheila's family and loved ones.
September 03, 2009
I have several of Sheila's cookbooks and often turn to them for inspiration. I always looked forward to when Parade magazine featured Sheila. She will be missed. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
September 03, 2009
Rest in peace Sheila Lukins and God Bless.
September 03, 2009
i didnt know her ... but i do know what it's like to lose a love one from cancer ... i lost my mom at the age of 68 from lung and brain cancer 3 years ago ... my prayers goes out to the family .
September 03, 2009
rest in peace we will never forget you
September 03, 2009
To Sheila Lukins Family:

I am sorry for your loss,it is hard to loose someone that you love so dearly.May the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you in this time of grief.
September 03, 2009
Rest in peace.
September 03, 2009
Sheila's talent and dedication were tremendous gifts. She will be missed. I'm thankful for her many contributions to the culinary arts. She leaves an impressive legacy. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. Jo Ann Clark
September 02, 2009
The Silver Palate Cookbook gave me many happy hours of pleasure reading as well as happiness for my family when they got to be the recipients of the cooking inspired by her book. Still one of her finest creations was her daughter Annabel who never ceases to amaze and inspire me. My deepest condolences to her entire family.
September 02, 2009
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
September 02, 2009
what a dynamo. a true force. my mom and I went to see her twice here in st. louis. once in the '90's on a severely snowy night at Schnucks Grocery. she came swooping in wearing a full length fur and her big smile. then last november at Straubs Market on her birthday! we really loved her.
September 02, 2009
george whitmire in charlotte n c we will all miss her
September 02, 2009
Sheila was a gifted cook. She spent her life doing what she loved. And to be able to share your gift with others is a very blessed life. She will be missed as well as remembered.

Helen Jones-Jackson, Fort Worth Texas
September 02, 2009
I was so sad to hear of Sheila Lukin's passing. My husband bought me her "New Basics" cookbook shortly before we were married and it is still my go-to book. I will think of her everytime I use it.
September 02, 2009
I am shocked and saddened. My condolences to her family. I will miss her articles in the Parade mag.
September 02, 2009
So sorry to hear about Sheila Lukins passing away. I have two of her cookbooks and use them all the time. I am such a fan. Please accept my condolences. She was too young to go.
September 02, 2009
I am so sorry to hear Sheila has died. I have enjoyed her cookbooks and recipes in Parade magazine for many years. The world of cooking has lost a very bright light. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

AdrienneTrantham
September 02, 2009
I first met Sheila when she opened Silver Palate back in the 70's. She was an inspiration and a creative force. I still love my Silver Palate recipes. Sheila will be missed.
September 02, 2009
I am so saddened to hear of Sheila Lukins' passing. I have enjoyed her "Celebrate" cookbook. I love her creative ideas and delicious recipes. Heartfelt condolences to her daughters and grandchildren.
September 02, 2009
I am proud to say I have an autograph copy of one of Sheila's cookbooks. She seemed like a very passionate and genuine woman. I was so impressed with her sincerity and love for passing culinary expertise on to others. To her family - take pride and comfort in knowing how many lives your mom touched.
September 02, 2009
Please accept my condolences. Your mother was such a wonderful person and I was so glad to have met her. She brought great joy to all who wanted to learn and experiment with the culinary arts. She had quite a flair for the way she put ingrediants together, in addition to their presentation. Shelia will be truly missed by so many that enjoyed her creativity.
September 02, 2009
My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family. Reading Sheila's obituary lets me know that you have lost a loved one who truly had a passion for good food and shared it with others. It will be a wonderful time when life is restored to mankind the way God purposed. Then is when your loved one, once again will be able to pursue the desire of her heart. (Psalms 37:10,11,29) Please take comfort in the words of the God of All Comfort.
September 02, 2009
I think that The Silver Palate Cookbook was given to me in 1980 as a housewarming present after I bought my first home. I still have the cookbook and probably use it more than any other cookbook I own. I know her family will miss her (and her obvious love for feeding them.)
September 02, 2009
I received Sheila's first book as a wedding present 23 years ago and her recipes are so familiar, I haven't had to refer back to many of them for a long time because I know them by heart. I believe I have most of her books and I enjoy the illustrations as much as the recipes themselves. What a wonderful artist in so many ways. She's left a wonderful legacy for our family, and surely many, many others.
September 02, 2009
I bought her Silver Palate cookbook on my first trip to New York. Some of my favorite recipes are from her books. I always love the sidebars next to the recipes. I've given countless copies as gifts. She will be missed.
September 02, 2009
Molly and Anabel,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother will be greatly missed! Please take comfort in the promise found at John 5:28 & 29 in the days ahead.
September 02, 2009
I am so sad to hear of Sheila's passing.
I didn't know her personally, but I knew her cookbooks.

The books have given me so much pleasure and joy throughout the years. I mark all of the recipes that I use and most of the markings in her books (both Silver Palates and New basics) say "outstanding."

My sincerest and deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Jackie Silberg
September 02, 2009
My sympathies to the family and friends of Sheila.

My favorite cookbook...thank you for sharing your passion and creativity with all. You have left a wonderful taste in the mouths of many, More than you know!

Bless you.
September 02, 2009
To Annabel and Molly,
My sympathy on the death of your beloved mother. I was the nurse in the pediatrician Dr. Davies' office in NY in 1973-75. Annabel, you were a patient of his and I remember your mom bringing you in. She always dressed you in the cutest outfits and was so proud of you! Everyone thought your name was so special and beautiful in the days when people named their children with ordinary names. Your mom was always so vibrant and lovely. My your treasured memories bring you peace during these sad days.
Maureen Schreiber Bernstein
September 02, 2009
Thank you, Sheila, for your artful and imaginative cooking and for the books to share your recipes. I don't need or use any other cookbooks but yours. You've been a great inspiration.

God is going to have some great meals in heaven now that you're there!

Condolences to the entire Lukins family.

Mary Lou in Burr Ridge, IL.
September 02, 2009
Beautiful woman with such warm, kind eyes, and such an inviting smile. Talented also, industrious. How fortunate to have her as your mother.
September 02, 2009
We love using her ccok books. So sorry to hear of her death. Hopefully everyone will try to support the fight against cancer in memory of S. Lukins. R. Lundy
September 02, 2009
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
September 02, 2009
Anabel and Molly - thanks for sharing your mom with America! My condolences.
September 02, 2009
SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT YOU.I HOPE YOU ARE IN HEAVEN COOKING UP A STORM.
September 02, 2009
Her cookbooks felt so personal - like sharing great recipes with a friend. I will continue to treasure her life's work - such a great loss. My condolences.
September 02, 2009
Deepest condolences from
September 02, 2009
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September 01, 2009
How sad. My sister and I call the New Basics our "Bible". We've really gotten all the women we know to use it and consider it the only cookbook you need to own. A great loss to the culinary world.
September 01, 2009
We just learned of Sheila's passing from Marcy's newsletter and send our condolences and prayers to her family and friends. She leaves a great legacy.
September 01, 2009
Dear Family,
I am sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in that "God is near to those who are broken at heart and those who spirit is crushed he saves." Psalms 34:18
September 01, 2009
Annabel, I was sorry to hear about your mom. We went to Lehigh together years ago. I can't remember what the class was or what you said, but so very few of the stuffy people there made me laugh, that I'll never forget I nearly choked to death on a piece of Trident at whatever it was you said. I wish I could remember. Years later, while cleaning out the house after my grandmother died 3 months after a diagnosis of lung cancer, I found the Silver Palate cookbook. I still have it beside me as one of my "go to" books. Odd how things work out. For what it's worth, I have a few cookbooks that I hold near and dear because I write little notes in them for my daughter to have. Things like "this was worth it" or "this should be served in prison". Your mom left you memories and a legacy to be proud of and to cherish. My deepest sympathies.
September 01, 2009
I am very sad to hear of this loss from the cooking world. Her cookbooks inspired me to go into a Culinary Arts program and try to change my line of work.

She was a very creative cook and have inspired countless amounts of people to get into the kitchen all over the world.
September 01, 2009
you inspired me to cook
September 01, 2009
One of my favorite cookbooks. What a loss to all of us who love to eat USA!
September 01, 2009
My family and I are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you. I have one of her cookbooks from many years ago. I didnt know Sheila very well, but I had the pleasure of attending camp at Belvoir Terrace with Molly.
She will be missed.
September 01, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
September 01, 2009
Just yesterday I was on the web site to place an order for the first time, all I knew is that the oatmeal was awesome!! And that I had to have Ms. Lukins' cookbook. Isn't it a blessing she left behind a gift that people will use from generation to generation Thank you
September 01, 2009
I think I made my first recipe from The Silver Palate though i can't remember what it was. Ms Lukins was an inspiration and a great asset to the culinary community. She will be missed. Jamie C. Coppola(Ashford, CT)
September 01, 2009
It is always sad to lose a love one, my condolences to the family. May God give you the strength you need to get through each day.
September 01, 2009
I am saddened to hear about Ms. Lukins passing. I work for the Junior League of Chicago, and we had the pleasure of attending a special book author luncheon with Ms. Lukins and Ms. Russo in May 2007 during the 25th Anniversary tour of The Silver Palate. They were a hoot together! It was a very special day for everyone in that room. My prayers and blessings are with Ms. Lukins' family.
September 01, 2009

My late sister-in-law Ann gave me the Silver Palate cookbook many years ago for Christmas. We couldn't wait for cottage season to start so we could try the recipes out on our guests.

My condolences to your family on your loss.
September 01, 2009
I learned to cook by using Sheila's books. What an inspiration she was to me, and many others looking for her sense of taste and style. Some of my favorite "go-to" recipies are from Sheila's books. God bless her family with peace and comfort.
September 01, 2009
I offer my sympathy and condolences to Ms. Lukins' children, grandchildren, siblings, colleagues and friends.

My ex-sister-in-law introduced me to the Silver Palate, by giving me some of the Fudge Sauce. Heaven in a jar! I still use the New Basics cookbook and am thankful she shared her gift with us.

I hope she did not suffer and is now in a state of blissful peace.
September 01, 2009
I am very sorry to hear of Ms.Lukins passing. Her Silver Palate cookbook has brought joy to me and the many others I have made the recipes for. It truly changed the way I cooked! My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
September 01, 2009
The Silver Palate was the first cookbook I ever bought and it is still my go to book. Terrible loss, and blessings to the family
September 01, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. May God's promise found at Revelation 21:4 bring you much comfort.
September 01, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about Sheila's death. Yes, she did change the way I eat and cook. My Silver Palate cookbooks are dog-eared; they've been staples in my kitchen for many years. Family and friends have benefited from her recipes on many wonderful occasions. Laurie, I'm very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.
September 01, 2009
Sheila's book has the best chocolate chip cookie recipe!! I was lucky enough to patronixe her store in Calif-delicious! Her recipes are the best. She was a true talent and thankfully shared it with the rest of us. Thank you Sheila, rest in peace.
September 01, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. I pray for her family to have the strength to endure the loss of this lovely woman.

She is a true example of how her life will go on, however. Her cookbooks are my kitchen bible. Not just because the recipes are good. I was a good cook before I bought The Silver Palate and New Basics. It's through her teaching I went from cooking because it was required of me to cooking because I loved doing what I was doing. She did that for me.

I pray she is at peace.

Virginia
September 01, 2009
My deepest sympathies on the passing of Sheila.
May she rest in peace and may you remember her with love and many happy memories that will sustain you during this difficult time and throughout the years.
September 01, 2009
Nature

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Poetry Foundation
September 01, 2009
Sheila taught me the joy of putting a smile on those at my dinner table and now I'm teaching that to my 12 yr old daughter. We are so sad to hear of her passing and wish her family strength and peace in knowing her life was well lived and her spirt will continue touching so many others.
September 01, 2009
The first time I made sausa1ge stuffed mushrooms for our family Christmas dessert tasting (which also included hors d'ouvres), I was told that I must bring that every year or I would not be let in the door!

Long live the Silver Palate!
September 01, 2009
My heart goes out to Sheila's family and her loved ones. What a heartbreaking loss.
September 01, 2009
God Bless her, she is now floating on silver wings....

MA Lane Family
Sp, MO
September 01, 2009
May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you peace and assurance during your time of sorrow
August 31, 2009
Our deepest condolences to all who loved Sheila. We've found comfort in knowing that "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort", does provide real solace to those who grieve.
August 31, 2009
I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in the following scripture.

Psalm 62:8-Trust in him at all times, O people, Before him pour out YOUR heart.God is a refuge for us.
August 31, 2009
A life well lived. Godspeed Sheila.
August 31, 2009
So sad to hear of Sheila's passing. May the angels lead her into paradise. God bless all those who loved her.
August 31, 2009
May you rest in peace. Know that many of us fight to find treatments for cancer everyday and one day we will win this battle. Your Silver Palate book is stained with many years of use..how can I say thank you!
Sincere sympathies from the entire Wood family
August 31, 2009
I knew Ms. Lukins for years, having lived and worked in NYC. She would always wear black when I would see her. She was experimenting with new recipes and we would try to guess what the ingredients were by looking at her clothes. She gave me a few of her books and when I improvised on some of the recipes (especially her French countryside fresh ham which is a favorite), I would tell her what I had used and we would exchange ideas. She always called everyone "Angel" and she is now one of them. May you rest in peace, Sheila, and may your beautiful two daughters find comfort in your legacy. You live within their hearts, and in our kitchen libraries!
August 31, 2009
I was saddened to hear of Sheila's death. 'The Silver Palate Cookbook' was one of the first cookbooks I was given (I received it right after it first came out), and it is still one of my favorites. It actually made me begin to really love cooking. I so appreciated all the fun and useful stuff in the book - in addition to the great recipes. I will treasure my very-well loved copy all the more now.
I wish her family and friends peace and comfort.
August 31, 2009
I was so sad to hear about Ms. Lukin's passing. The first cookbook I bought when I got married (23 years) was the Silver Palate. The women of the 60's & 70's had Julia Child, but we women of the 80's & 90's' had Sheila Lukins. She will be missed. God bless.
August 31, 2009
I am so shocked and sorry to hear of Ms. Lukin's passing. What a terrible loss. Her Silver Palate cookbook inspired me to get serious about cooking. The 60's and 70's had Julia Child for inspiration, we women of the 80's and 90's had Ms. Lukin. God bless.
August 31, 2009
I am sorry to hear about your loss.
For God loved the world so much, that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.John 3:16
August 31, 2009
Just seeing Ms. Lukins face brought back GLORIOUS memories of pouring over The Silver Palate cookbooks. I planned many gatherings around them and have the fondest memories as a result. I'm terribly sorry for the family's loss and extend my most sincere condolences. I'll bet she's cooking up a storm in heaven! My dad who has passed always liked great food and I'll bet he's sitting at her table! God speed, Sheila. You and your gifts will be missed.
August 31, 2009
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Sheila Lukins. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Chicago several years ago and she graciously signed my Silver Palate cookbooks. I remember making the Greek fondue. Even though I am Greek it seemed so exotic. Her raspberry chicken was another great dish as are hundreds of others. She will be missed.

Cindy Lynch
August 31, 2009
I would like to express my sincere sympathy. I did not know Ms. Lukins I do know the pain of losing a dear family member. I draw comfort from the Bible where it tells us that "Our Heavenly Father will actually swallow up death forever, and will certainly wipe the tears from all faces". I hope the family find comfort from this text.
August 31, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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