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Michael Batterberry, influential food editor, dies at 78

Michael Batterberry, 78, a food writer and historian who with his wife founded two enduring, influential magazines, Food & Wine and Food Arts, died of cancer on Wednesday in New York. The magazines influenced the thinking of home cooks and chefs alike. He and his wife traveled widely and were well connected in the food world. In the 1990s, he was the host of a public television program on chefs.

John Callahan, 59, an acerbic cartoonist whose irreverent-to-polarizing drawings generated both praise and criticism, died of complications from quadriplegia and respiratory problems on July 24 in Portland, Ore. At his peak, his cartoons appeared in nearly 300 publications worldwide, including Penthouse and Esquire.

James E. Akins, 83, the State Department's top energy expert and then ambassador to Saudi Arabia, who warned more than a year in advance of the 1973 Arab oil embargo that oil-exporting nations were poised to restrict shipments, died of a heart attack on July 15 in Mitchellville, Md.

Leonard Searle, 79, a former director of the Carnegie Observatories who provided crucial information in determining the conditions of the big bang that created the universe and helped explain how heavy elements are produced in stars, died July 2 in Pasadena, Calif.

Wye Jamison Allanbrook, 67, a musicologist who altered modern ways of thinking about the music of Mozart and his contemporaries, died of cancer on July 15 in Oakland, Calif. She showed that the music of Mozart and his contemporaries was not abstract but full of topical references to music of the social environment — in particular, social dances.

Carl Gordon, 78, who in midlife heeded a call and became a successful character actor on television and the stage, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on July 20 in Jetersville, Va. To TV viewers, he was best known as the patriarch on Roc, a situation comedy about a working-class black family in Baltimore, broadcast on the Fox network for three seasons starting in 1991.

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, 69, an Englishman who began his professional life as a farmer and ended it as a distinguished lyric tenor who had performed to glowing notices in the world's most storied opera houses and concert halls, died of Alzheimer's disease on July 21 in London.

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