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Interviewing the Always Happy ‘Frugal Gourmet’ When I Was Sad
Film, TV, and the Arts

Interviewing the Always Happy ‘Frugal Gourmet’ When I Was Sad

I interviewed Jeff Smith, TV’s “Frugal Gourmet,” who was at the height of his stardom, and happy all the time, at least in public. But it was a sad day for me. I did my job because I was a disciplined person and a workaholic. My job was who I was, not just what I did.