Jan. 13, 1921: Pierre Franey was born. The French chef of Le Pavillon restaurant in New York City authored cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne in the New York Times food column “60 Minute Gourmet.”

Jan. 13, 1921: Pierre Franey was born. The French chef of Le Pavillon restaurant in New York City authored cookbooks and collaborated with Craig Claiborne in the New York Times food column “60 Minute Gourmet.” The pair in 1976 ate a 32-course meal in a Paris restaurant that cost $4,000. In 1961, he developed menus for the Howard Johnson’s restaurant chain and, in 1991, hosted “Cooking in America” on PBS. Franey died in 1996 after giving a cooking demonstration aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.