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Michele Ferrero

An elegy on the death of Michele Ferrero, Nutella creator

An elegy on the death of Michele Ferrero, Nutella creator

On a recent morning, I walked through downtown L.A.'s Grand Central Market — cortado from G&B in one hand; in the other, a cloth bag holding, among other things, a half-empty jar of Nutella and a spoon. I wanted to buy some bread, and at Clark Street Bread, baker-owner Zack Hall, his clogs covered with flour, sold me a baguette. It was still warm, so out came the Nutella, a spoon and a camera. I broke some bread. Spread some Nutella. Took  some pictures. 

Because Michele Ferrero, the Italian who invented Nutella, had  died on...

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