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Judith Gethers

1922 - 2016
Judith Gethers Obituary
August 30, 1922 - February 1, 2016 JUDY GETHERS: COOKBOOK AUTHOR and MENTOR TO MANY CHEFS. Born Judith Harmatz on August 30, 1922, her father, Jacob Harmatz, founded Ratner's, NYC's legendary dairy restaurant. At age 53, she took her first job, at L.A.'s Ma Maison, in the kitchen and became a mother figure and mentor to such chefs as Wolfgang Puck, Jonathan Waxman and Nancy Silverton. She ran the cooking school Ma Cuisine, teaching alongside Julia Child, Maida Heatter and Paula Wolfert, and was known as "The Ma of Ma Maison." She wrote or co-wrote six cookbooks. She was married to Steven Gethers, television writer/director, until his death in 1989. Mrs. Gethers died on February 1st, 2016. She will be greatly missed by her all her real and surrogate children and grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 23 to Feb. 28, 2016
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