To snufftakers, he will always be known as Chef Daniel, and his loss will be felt for years to come. First and foremost, Chef Daniel was a gentleman. He always comported himself with class and generosity, and though many of us never got to meet him in person, many of us hoped to one day do so. With his passing, we will never get this chance and we are poorer for it.
Whether he was posting about his latest creation, sharing some obscure tobacco lore, or musing about his beloved guard-kitty, Chloe...he always managed to share, or educate, or bring a smile to your face.
Chef Daniel was also an artist. He created snuffs the likes of which have never been seen, and will never be seen again. His creations were in a category all their own. The patience, time, and knowledge he brought to snuffmaking produced artisan snuffs that surpassed all other snuffs in quality and enjoyment. Do not mistake this for hyperbole. I mean this quite literally.
We have a memorial page on the Modern Snuff website that talks about Chef Daniel's philosophy as a snuff-maker, shares some details about the pain-staking process of making one of his snuffs, and features a complete list of all the snuffs that Chef Daniel offered from Old Mill Artisan Snuff, along with his beautiful descriptions of those snuffs.
Chef Daniel Richard Memorial Page
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Rest in Peace, Chef Daniel Richard.