Mimi Sheraton

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Mimi Sheraton
Born Mimi Solomon
(1926-02-10) February 10, 1926 (age 92)
Flatbush, Brooklyn
Residence Greenwich Village
Education New York University
Occupation Food Critic, Author, Lecturer
Employer Seventeen Magazine, New York Times
Home town New York City

Mimi Sheraton (born February 10, 1926) is an American food critic. She was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY (circa 1926).[1] Her mother, Beatrice, has been described as an excellent cook and her father, Joseph Solomon, was a commission merchant in a wholesale produce market.,[2][3]

Education and early career[edit]

A 1943 graduate of Midwood High School,[4][5] Sheraton attended the NYU School of Commerce, majoring in marketing and minoring in journalism. She went to work as a home furnishing copywriter. That led her on a path to becoming a certified interior designer. While traveling often as the home furnishing editor at Seventeen Magazine, she began to explore her interest in food. Her food career continued and in December 1975, she became the food critic for the New York Times, where she stayed for eight years.[6] Sheraton was the first female restaurant critic at the Times.[7]

Food critic career[edit]

After leaving the Times in 1983, Sheraton worked for a variety of magazines, including Time, Condé Nast Traveler, Harpers Bazaar, and Vogue. She has lectured at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration as well as the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California.[8] She is also a food columnist for The Daily Beast [9]



  • The Seducer's Cookbook, 1964
  • City Portraits; a Guide to 60 of the World's Great Cities, 1964
  • The German Cookbook, 1965
  • Family Circle's Barbecues From Around the World, 1973
  • Visions of Sugarplums: A Cookbook of Cakes, Cookies, Candies & Confections from All the Countries that Celebrate Christmas, 1986
  • The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup, 1995
  • Eating My Words: An Appetite for Life
  • 1,000 Foods to Eat Before you Die
  • From My Mother's Kitchen, 1977
  • Mimi Sheraton's Favorite New York Restaurants , 1991
  • Food Tales, 1992
  • Food Markets of the World, 1997
  • Hors d'Oeuvres & Appetizers, 2001
  • The Bialy Eaters, 2000
  • Eating My Words, 2004


Honors and awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Married to Richard Falcone, she has one son.[13]


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