In Memoriam: James Rossant

James Rossant

Super Chef has been reporting many deaths here in the latter part of 2009 but none with more regret than this week’s.

James Rossant FAIA died near Condeau, France, on December 15, 2009, of complications arising from long-term, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

In addition to architect, Jim was an artist and illustrator whose work graced both restaurants and books, both in collaboration with his wife, Colette Rossant.

Restaurant designs include the ongoing Dim Sum Go Go (see New York Magazineslideshow) and the defunct Buddha Green.

Illustrations for his wife’s cookbooks include The World in My Kitchen (2006), New Kosher Cooking (1986), Colette’s Slim Cuisine (1983), After Five Gourmet (1981), A Mostly French Food Processor Cookbook (1979), and Cooking With Colette (1975).

James Rossant was my father.

Super Chef will break from publishing through the New Year. We will resume publication on January 18, 2010. We wish you the best over the holidays and a Happy New Year.

Le Monde (French)
New York Times
Architectural Record
Washington Business Journal
Boston Globe
Herndon Observer
Le Perchoir (French)
PaperBlog (French)
Interior Design
Modern Capital
Design Build Network
Hickory Cluster
Ikatan Arsitekt Indonesia
Reston Museum

About Dim Sum Go Go:
New York Magazine (Dim Sum Go Go)
New York Times (Dim Sum Go Go)
New York Times (Dim Sum Go Go)
New York Times (Dim Sum Go Go)
New York Times (Dim Sum Go Go)

About Buddha Green:
Buddha Green (Buddha Green)
New York Daily News (Budda Green)

About Juliette Rossant

Juliette Rossant is an American author, journalist, and poet. Following publication of her book Super Chef (2004), she began an online magazine... (more)