Jeff Smith was born January 22nd 1939
Roger Allen first produced The Frugal Gourmet at KTPS in Tacoma, Washington
The Frugal Gourmet
starring Jeff Smith became the highest-rated cooking show ever produced.
One of Jeff's earlier books, "Recipes from the Frugal Gourmet" was published in 1977.
The theme Music used for his show is Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, Bourree - by George Frideric Handel (Watermusick)
Craig Wollam head chef.
Wife: Patty Smith
Businesses: Chaplain's Pantry in Tacoma & Judicial Annex
He operated the Chaplain's Pantry from 1972 until 1983, when his TV program began.
Clinton Smith, the man who sued Jeff, was convicted of stealing money from Jeff's restaurant in 1981 and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Jeff was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1965 and served as a chaplain and assistant professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma from 1966 to 1972.
He graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1962 and from Drew University in New Jersey in 1965.
Smith lives in Seattle's Pike Place Market neighborhood.
In 1995, he hosted "The Frugal Gourmet Keeps the Feast" for the Odyssey