BODEGA BAY Calif. Sharon Tyler Herbst, whose "Food Lover's Companion" has served as a much-thumbed glossary for a generation of culinary students, food writers and other industry professionals, died in her home here on Jan. 26 of ovarian cancer. The author of 17 books, Herbst's first cookbook, "Breads," was published in 1983 and was honored with the R. T. French Co. Tastemaker award as best bread cookbook of the year.She wrote "Simply Sensational Desserts" in 1986 and "The Joy of ...
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