Sad News…

3 Feb

I just learned that Joe Ades… a very quirky, but very charismatic vegetable peeler sales man died in NYC at the age of 75.

During my last visit to NYC, I went to Union Square Farmer’s Market and bought 2 of his vegetable peelers.  This was exactly the same day as he was featured in the TODAY SHOW. 

<div><iframe height=”339″ width=”425″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe><style type=”text/css”>.msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 !important; font-weight:normal !important; height: 13px;} .msnbcLinks a:link, .msnbcLinks a:visited {color: #5799db !important;} .msnbcLinks a:hover, .msnbcLinks a:active {color:#CC0000 !important;} </style><p class=”msnbcLinks”>Visit for <a href=””>Breaking News</a>, <a href=”″>World News</a>, and <a href=”″>News about the Economy</a></p></div>

His sales pitch was superb.  My mom and I were enthraled for the better part of 5 minutes.  I remember trying to ask him questions and he just would not stop his sales speech for me… he just kept going and going like the Energizer bunny.  At the end and only at the end he answered my questions and I surely bought one peeler for myself and one for my mom.

Believe it or not, I used mine for the first time last week…   I tend to save things “for a special ocassion”, something I am erradicating this year as part of my new year’s resolutions.  Now thinking about it, I should have bought the 5 for $20. 

This is very sad news.  Hope his soul rest in peace. 

Hope someone will continue to sell these and continue the tradition… even thou it will never be the same again.

One Response to “Sad News…”

  1. Allison February 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    I love those peelers! They last forever too. My parents own a restaurant and they’re the only peelers that they use there. It’s sad that he’s gone, but hopefully someone will continue to sell the peelers – they really are amazing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: