Chef, cookbook author, culinary teacher and curry expert Raghavan Iyer died on Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 61. According to a New York Times report, Iyer taught Americans to cook Indian food. He has written seven cookbooks, including the iconic 660 curries.
New York Times reported that the cause of his death was pneumonia complicated by colorectal cancer that had metastasized to his lungs and brain. He lived in Minneapolis and was visiting San Franciso at his death.