Wolfram Siebeck, German journalist and food critic, Died at 87

Wolfram Siebeck was born on September 19, 1928, and died on July 7, 2016, in Lahr, Germany.

He was a German journalist, author and food critic.

Siebeck had a satirical style of writing he used to criticise fast food, TV dinners, subsidised agriculture and Intensive animal farming.

He was raised in Essen and Bochum.

He witnessed the end of World War II serving as a Luftwaffenhelfer in northern Germany where he was also taken prisoner of war by allied forces.

The British Army sent him on Fehmarn island for a few months.

In the first post-war years, Siebeck earned his living by painting advertising signs.

When the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung was founded in 1948, Siebeck was hired to work as an illustrator.

Later, he worked together with his friend Roland Topor.

Due to an inheritance, Wolfram Siebeck was able to study at a fine arts school in Wuppertal from 1950.

Which was his first journey to France.

Willy Fleckhaus founded the Twen magazine in Cologne, then Wolfram Siebeck began to writing a culinary column for the magazine.

Wolfram was also a regular writer with a monthly column in Stern, Die Zeit, and Der Feinschmecker.

He published books as a food critic.

At the start of 2011, his contributions to Die Zeit became fewer.

However, Wolfram Siebeck wrote a blog until 2015 called Wo isst Siebeck.

Siebeck was married to his first wife Erika, from 1959 to 1969.

During 1969, Wolfram Siebeck married Barbara McBride, neé Wilke,.

His wife had three sons from her previous marriage with the American photographer Will McBride.

Wolfram Siebeck and his family moved to Widdersberg at Lake Ammersee in 1969.

During the 1980s, the Südwestfunk broadcasting corporation produced and aired a 12-episodes television show that was initiated by Swiss documentary filmer Roman Brodmann who was also a gourmet.

In every episode, Siebeck would invite top chefs to his home and cook a menu for them.

Wolfram Siebeck passed away at 87 years old.