Vicki Lansky, American author and publisher, Died at 75

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Vicki Lansky (née Rogosin) was born on January 6, 1942, and died on January 15, 2017.

She was an American author and publisher.

The organization Feed Me I’m Yours began as a local fund raising cookbook for the Minneapolis Chapter of the Childbirth Education Association (CEA) in 1974.

As Vicki was a new mother and recent New York City transplant to suburban Minneapolis, had not been familiar with local group ‘favorite-recipe’ fund raising cookbooks.

Then a stay-at-home mom and CEA volunteer suggested this idea at a meeting, CEA said “Sure. Do it and we’ll see.”

She rounded up five friends (Jill Jacobson, Stephanie Keane, Norine Larson, Mary Popehn & Lois Parker)—some from CEA and some not.

Lansky presented an outline of a cookbook that would be of interest to new moms, beginning with making baby food.

With only two group working meetings and one name ever suggested for the cookbook, the project was presented to CEA, who agreed to fund its first printing.

During the Sunday food section of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune (December 1, 1974), food editor Mary Hart featured Vicki Lansky and the cookbook.

The inspired Vicki and her husband, Bruce Lansky, who had worked in sales and marketing, to start a publishing company.

The Meadowbrook Press (as they lived on Meadowbrook Lane) was created to sell Feed Me I’m Yours nationally.

After their marriage ended in the early 1980s, so did their business partnership.

Vicki Lansky got the business; she got the lake-front home.

Vicki Lansky passed away at 75 years old.

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