I saw a cookbook of his at a used bookstore, and the name was familiar, in a weird sort of way. I can recall someone joking about Chef Tell when I was a kid, but I don't know if that's because of the chef or if it was because the person was clueless.
Honestly, I don't remember ever seeing him on TV, and the photo on the book cover wasn't familiar. So I only know the name as a second-hand reference.
Anyway, if anyone remembers this guy, do you remember if he was a cooking guy like the Frugal Gourmet, or a veg-o-matic demo kinda guy?