Florence Fabricant

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Florence Fabricant is a food critic for The New York Times living in Manhattan, New York and East Hampton.

Fabricant holds an M.A. degree from New York University, having graduated in 1962.[1]

She started her writing career in 1972, writing for The East Hampton Star.[2] Her works with The Society of MSKCC helped raise money for cancer care, research, and treatment.[3]


In addition to contributing to the restaurant, metro, style and travel sections of the Times, she has published eleven cookbooks:[1]

  • Wine with Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes from The New York Times
  • Park Avenue Potluck
  • Park Avenue Potluck Celebrations: Entertaining at Home with New York's Savviest Hostesses
  • The New York Restaurant Cookbook
  • The Great Potato Book
  • Venetian Taste
  • Florence Fabricant's Pleasures of the Table
  • New Home Cooking
  • The New York Times Dessert Cookbook
  • The New York Times Seafood Cookbook
  • Elizabeth Berry's Great Bean Book (with Elizabeth Berry)[3]

Patricia Fabricant, her daughter, designed five of her books.


  1. ^ a b "Alumni and Alumnae Weekend: Dean's Day Award Luncheon" (PDF). On The Square. New York University. Spring 2007. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Food writer offers book of options enjoyed by cooks". The Courier. UPI. 24 November 1986. pp. 2C. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Cookstr - Florence Fabricant". Cookstr. Retrieved 23 June 2013.