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Pierre Franey (January 13, 1921 – October 15, 1996) was a French chef, best known for his televised cooking shows and his "60 Minute Gourmet" column in The New York Times.

Franey grew up in northern Burgundy, France. As a young man, he was in the United States at the outbreak of World War II, cooking in the French Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair, and remained in New York rather than returning to Occupied France. He reportedly turned down an offer to become the cook for Douglas MacArthur. Franey served as a machine gunner in the U.S. Army.

After the war, Henri Soulé, who ran the French pavilion's kitchen, opened a restaurant in New York, and hired Franey as head chef. The restaurant, Le Pavillon, was successful, and there Franey met Times food editor Craig Claiborne. The two struck up a lasting friendship and collaboration.

In 1961, Howard Johnson, a regular Le Pavillon customer, hired Franey to develop food lines for his chain of Howard Johnson's restaurants. He worked alongside Jacques Pepin, another Pavillon cook who would later become famous for his books and TV shows.

In 1976, he and Claiborne gained national attention for an extravagant dinner in Paris. At a fund-raising auction, Claiborne had won a dinner for two, with no price limit, donated by American Express. He and Franey went to the Paris restaurant Chez Denis, and ordered a 31-course dinner with multiple wines. The bill was about $4,000; Claiborne's subsequent story about the meal, on page one of The New York Times, intrigued many readers and offended many others.

Franey died in 1996 shortly after giving a shipboard cooking demonstration aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. He is buried in Green River Cemetery in Springs, New York in East Hampton, New York on Long Island.
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Total Books: 38
A Chef's Tale A Memoir of Food France and America
2010 - A Chef's Tale a Memoir of Food France and America [At Table] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803234697
ISBN-10: 0803234694
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Cuisine Rapide  A Classic Cookbook from the 60-Minute Gourmet
2000 - Cuisine Rapide a Classic Cookbook From the 60-minute Gourmet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812933420
ISBN-10: 0812933427
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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The New York Times 60-Minute Gourmet
2000 - The New York Times 60-minute Gourmet (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812933024
ISBN-10: 0812933028
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Cooking with the 60-Minute Gourmet  300 Rediscovered Recipes from Pierre Franey's Classic New York Times Column
Pierre Franey's Cooking in France
1997 - Pierre Franey's Cooking in France (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517180075
ISBN-10: 0517180073
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Pierre Franey's Cooking in America
1997 - Pierre Franey's Cooking in America (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517173091
ISBN-10: 0517173093
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Pierre Franey Cooks with His Friends
1997 - Pierre Franey Cooks with His Friends (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781885183606
ISBN-10: 1885183607
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Substores
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

A Chef's Tale  A Memoir of Food France and America
1994 - A Chef's Tale a Memoir of Food France and America (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394586007
ISBN-10: 039458600X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Craig Claiborne's Gourmet Diet
1992 - Craig Claiborne's Gourmet Diet (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517081334
ISBN-10: 0517081334
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

Pierre Franey's Cooking in America
1992 - Pierre Franey's Cooking in America (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679404927
ISBN-10: 0679404929
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Pierre Franey's Low-Calorie Gourmet
1989 - Pierre Franey's Low-calorie Gourmet (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812918366
ISBN-10: 0812918363
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Cuisine Rapide
1989 - Cuisine Rapide (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812917468
ISBN-10: 0812917464
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

New York Times 60-Minute Gourmet
1988 - New York Times 60-minute Gourmet [Large print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517669884
ISBN-10: 0517669889
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Substores
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Seafood Cookbook
1986 - Seafood Cookbook (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780812916041
ISBN-10: 0812916042
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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New York Times More 60 Minute Gourmet
1986 - New York Times More 60 Minute Gourmet (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780449901946
ISBN-10: 0449901947
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

P FRANEY'S LOW CALORIE GOURMET
1984 - P Franey's Low Calorie Gourmet (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780812911213
ISBN-10: 0812911210
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Pierre Franey's Kitchen
1984 - Pierre Franey's Kitchen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449900956
ISBN-10: 0449900959
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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The New York times 60-minute gourmet
1984 - The New York Times 60-minute Gourmet (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812911268
ISBN-10: 0812911261
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Cooking with Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey
1983 - Cooking with Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780812910780
ISBN-10: 0812910788
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Pierre Franey's Kitchen
1982 - Pierre Franey's Kitchen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780812910230
ISBN-10: 0812910230
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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The Master Cooking Course A Step-By-Step Illustrated Guide to the Preparation and Techniques of Four Gourmet Meals/31179