Unable to Eat, Roger Ebert Misses Dining, Not Food

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Ebert, in 2005
Ebert, in 2005

Sun-Times movie critic and eloquent bon vivant Roger Ebert is unable to eat or drink, the result of a series of failed surgeries to treat his thyroid cancer. In a thoughtful take on his situation, he recalls that it’s not the tastes that he misses — he hardly remembers the food at “the best meal I have ever been served,” at Les Pres d’Eugenie in Eugénie-les-Bains. Instead, it’s the social bonhomie of being at table, it’s “the loss of dining, not the loss of food … unless I’m alone, it doesn’t involve dinner if it doesn’t involve talking. The food and drink I can do without easily.” [Roger Ebert’s Journal]

Unable to Eat, Roger Ebert Misses Dining, Not Food