Tales from Ed Koch’s former chef at Gracie Mansion — from preparing ‘flanken’ to hanging out with Mrs. Begin.
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Nothing could have prepared me for the moment when I opened the freezer in the basement kitchen of Gracie Mansion in January 1978. Inside was a white paper package of marked “flanken,” neatly identified with a magic marker.
Former mayor Ed Koch was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital Monday morning after successfully battling a lung infection.
The city's oldest ex-mayor will celebrate his 88th birthday with a party at Gracie Mansion on Wednesday, NY1 News reported.
Koch, who served from 1978 to 1990 maintains a vibrant work and public appearance schedule, including working at a law firm, Bryan-Cave, appearing on NY1s "Wiseguys" segment and writing commentaries and movie reviews sent by email to anyone who wants them.