R.I.P. Steven Shaw — Really sad, this morning, to read about the passing of Steven Shaw. In many ways, I owe my whole blogging career to him: his site, eGullet, is where I first cut my teeth as a food writer. Here's a post I wrote about a lunch that I had with him at Ippudo in 2008; soon after, I became a regular speaker at his food blogging class at the French Culinary Institute. Thoughts and prayers to his family; he will be missed.