Friday, March 5, 2010

Meet the Most Intriguing Grandparents...

"From the poet laureate of folk to a pioneering astronomer, and from two of the first ladies of fashion to the inventor of a better needle, we've gathered 21 of the country's most fascinating grandparents. Some are household names; some you've never heard of. All are doing great things. Read on for the winners of our first annual Grandy Awards..."

Jerry DiVecchio and Françoise Kirkman
A Pair of Kitchen Characters
"In 2009, storyteller Jerry Anne Di Vecchio, 74, and designer Françoise Dudal Kirkman, 71, each a grandmother of three, coauthored You've Got Recipes, a book of grandchild-tested recipes that has won the praise of Wolfgang Puck, Alice Waters, and Jacques Pépin. DiVecchio and Kirkman, former staffers at Sunset magazine, center their book on recipes exchanged via e-mail between a raccoon couple in San Francisco and a mouse living in a Paris restaurant, and key terms are defined in both English and French."

Jerry and Francois are in good company along with fellow Grandy winners Warren Buffet, Donna Karan, Peggy Fleming, Bob Dylan, and Jim Carrey to name a few. Read more here.