New York Newsday

Newsday“…Clearsen went from preparing platters for thousands of guests there to cooking gourmet meals for more intimate dinners given, she said, by the Mellon family in their New York and Cape Cod homes, and for Jacqueline Onassis.

‘Jackie liked to eat anything that had no fat at all,’ she recalled. ‘She took me on because I knew a lot about vegetarian cookery.’…”