Art Ginsburg, the TV chef known to millions as Mr. Food, has died. The 81-year-old resident of Weston, Fla., died Wednesday following a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to the Associated Press.
Ginsburg, who was known for his catchphrase "Oooh! It's so good!" was never a cable star on the level of Rachael Ray or Emeril Lagasse, but at his height in 2007, his 90-second cooking segments were syndicated on 168 TV stations nationwide.
One of the final videos Ginsburg recorded was posted to his YouTube channel on Nov. 8 and featured tips on how to carve a turkey. Ginsburg was a champion of the common household cook, without the flash and high-end pretensions of so many TV chefs today.
Ginsburg's cancer had gone into remission after treatment but returned earlier this month. The chef, who wrote 52 books that sold 8 million copies, had been stepping away from being centrally involved in his company, Ginsburg Enterprises.