Local Reaction to Mr. Food's Death

November 21, 2012 Updated Nov 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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November 21, 2012 Updated Nov 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM EDT

Art Ginsburg better known as Mr. Food had a big impact on people across the U.S. but especially here in western New York. Ginsburg died at his home in Weston, Florida at the age of 81 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over a year ago.

Ginsburg was known by his famous tag line: "Ooh it's so good!"

WKBW- Channel 7 was the first station to sign on for his syndicated Mr. Food segments and he remained loyal to WKBW by coming to Buffalo to co-host the annual Variety Kids Telethon for the past 19 years.

Ginsburg wrote more than 50 cookbooks and his daily cooking show was broadcast to millions of people across the country, 168 stations at its peak.

Eyewitness News will have much more on the life of Mr. Food on Eyewitness News at 5, 6, and 11pm.