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Andy Rooney's Five Best Food Rants (Video)

Andy Rooney, the famous 60 Minutes commentator who spent 30 years doing essays for the Sunday evening news magazine, died on November 4th at the age of 92.

Rooney retired just a month ago on October 2. According to 60 Minutes, Andy wrote and filmed 1,097 essays for 60 Minutes. The essays, which closed the weekly show, covered most every topic imaginable, from war to god to dogs. One topic that got a lot of attention was food. Rooney was especially fond of holding a mirror to companies that practiced deceptive marketing practices.

In fact, one of Rooney's four Emmy awards was for a story in which he revealed that there was no Mrs. Smith behind Mrs. Smith's Pies.

We've found five of Andy Rooney's best essays on food. In them, like most of his essays, he doesn't say anything particularly new -- he just says what we've been thinking all along. That's why we'll miss him.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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