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September 13, 2010

Salad centenarian at Little Italy Lodge dies

Mary TerziMary Terzi, salad maker extraordinaire, was laid to rest today.

She was 104. 

She came to my attention four years ago, and I wrote a short item about her in my metro column. Here it is:

"If tonight, at the end of a long workweek, you figure you're entitled to take it easy - think of Mary Terzi.

"Every Friday night for the past 20 years, she has made salad for the 150 people who have dinner at Baltimore's Little Italy Lodge. She's 100 years old and not interested in retiring."

"The secret to her longevity is clear as she mixes olive oil, vinegar, garlic and Parmesan with greens.

"'I don't eat a lot of junk,' she says. She also quit smoking - eight years ago. She started when she was 18."

Sun photo by Glenn Fawcett

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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