Before I became a full-time television critic for The Times in August 2011, I was a sort of multipurpose freelance critic, reviewing television, theater, film and the occasional book once I’d completed my day job as an editor at the paper. What I learned as a freelancer still holds true now that ...
Herbert Schmertz was born on March 22, 1930, in Yonkers. His father, Max, was a jeweler, and his mother, the former Hetty Frank, was a homemaker. Mr. Schmertz grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., and received a bachelor of arts degree from Union College, in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1952 and a bachelor of laws from Columbia University in 1955. (He added a doctor of laws degree from Union in 1977.)
Peter Mayle, an Englishman who started a writing career in his 30s with sex-education books for children before making a spectacularly successful switch to the travel memoir genre with “A Year in Provence,” his 1989 best seller about relocating to Southern France, died on Thursday at a hospital near his home there. He was 78. His death was confirmed by Paul Bogaards of Alfred A. Knopf, which has published Mr. Mayle’s books since “A Year in Provence” was released in the United States in 1990.
He continued his learning at the Kulm Hotel in Switzerland and at several notable restaurants in France, including Ledoyen in Paris. In 1977, he opened his own restaurant in Milan, named after himself, and it quickly drew attention, receiving one star — signifying a very good restaurant in its category — from Michelin, the French rating guide. Soon came a second star (excellent and worth a detour), but the third star proved elusive.
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Selecting a term
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