Barbara Burtoff

Barbara E. Burtoff, 73, of Chevy Chase, Md., died July 7 in Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

She was a former food editor at the Boston Herald and a syndicated columnist.

Burtoff leaves a sister, Constance, and many friends.

The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondent Nimra Aziz, an undergraduate student in the Northeastern University School of Journalism.