Ginette Mathiot,91, the best-selling French author of...


Ginette Mathiot,91, the best-selling French author of millions of cookbooks sold worldwide, died Sunday in Paris.

Her "Je Sais Cuisiner," (I know how to cook) was a bible for generations of French homemakers preparing everything from lobster bisque to crepe suzette.

First published in 1932, it sold more than 5 million copies, translated into English, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Serbo-Croatian and Japanese.

Bernardo Yorba,77, a descendant of an 18th-century Spanish soldier who was awarded tens of thousands of acres of land in what is now Orange County, died Saturday in Los Angeles.

He was the great-great-grandson of Jose Antonio Yorba, one of 62 Spanish soldiers who joined Gaspar de Portola in a 1769 expedition to California.

For his loyalty to the king, the soldier was given 62,000 acres of land, which descendants, including Bernardo Yorba, have since sold or developed in what is now Santa Ana, Tustin, Orange and Costa Mesa.

Jack McFadden,71, a country music manager who shepherded the careers of Billy Ray Cyrus and Buck Owens, died Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., from cirrhosis of the liver, friends said yesterday.

Pub Date: 6/18/98

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