Things I Will Miss… (Nora Ephron Tribute)

Sadly, Nora Ephron passed away yesterday after a private battle with cancer. The world will miss her talent, wit and spirit… and her love of good food!

Inspired by a list Nora wrote in her book “I Remember Nothing”, I thought sharing my own food-nerd list of things I will miss would be a fitting tribute… a reminder to live the most wonderful life you can, and – most importantly – to stop to savor all the little things that make life incredible.

This list is not exhaustive, and I didn’t want to rehash my Thanksgiving post, but as an ode to the famous foodie, the list below contains things I will miss when I find that my time in this place is over:

  • Sun ripened tomatoes from the farm stand
  • Watery lemonade from a kids sidewalk stand
  • Rare steak
  • That first whiff of fall in the air
  • Pumpkin beers on Halloween, and Thanksgiving, and a chilly Tuesday for no reason
  • Buttery salmon and crisp greens
  • Watching a storm roll in from my deck
  • Celebrating holidays large and small with equal vigor
  • An extra olive in my martini
  • Succulent roast chicken with golden, crispy skin
  • TV on DVR
  • Singing loud with the car windows open
  • Movie Night
  • Champagne
  • Fireflies (or lightning bugs depending on where you are from)
  • Blue Crabs (with lots of melted butter and Old Bay)
  • Football
  • Movie popcorn
  • Chicken and Stars soup when I am sick
  • Tropical breakfasts in Brazil
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Crispy bacon
  • Sharing food and drink with my precious family and friends.


“It’s not that I’m not obsessed about food. I really am and I’m sitting in a room right now with food and I’m 10 feet away from it and I’ve been thinking the whole time I’ve been talking to you, is the telephone cord is long enough for me to get some food?”

– Nora Ephron (from interview with Newsweek)


About SuburbanFoodNerd

I have been obsessed with good food my whole life - cooking it, eating it, sharing it with friends... After really getting into reviewing restaurants on other sites, I realized that my inner food nerd needed a bigger creative outlet! :)
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2 Responses to Things I Will Miss… (Nora Ephron Tribute)

  1. Margaret Pollock says:

    Nora Ephron inspired you; you inspire me.

  2. rafikiwi says:

    I love this list!! Makes me want Fall to come.

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