Mimi Sheraton

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Mimi Sheraton
Mimi Solomon

(1926-02-10) February 10, 1926 (age 93)
ResidenceGreenwich Village
EducationNew York University
OccupationFood Critic, Author, Lecturer
EmployerSeventeen Magazine, New York Times
Home townNew York City

Mimi Sheraton (born February 10, 1926) is an American food critic. She was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.[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


  • Sheraton, Mimi (December 3, 2012). "Charcuterie Dept.: Missing Links". The New Yorker. 88 (38): 74–77. Retrieved 2014-12-11.

Honors and awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Married to Richard Falcone, she has one son.[14]


  1. ^ Who's Killing The Great Chefs of France
  2. ^ Starchefs.com bio
  3. ^ At Lunch with Mimi Sheraton: Undisguised Pleasures of a Former Critic
  4. ^ Haberman, Clyde (December 7, 2004). "Fries Dance. Buns Smush. Minds Stretch". NY Times. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ Katz, Nancie L. "Midwood to Honor Top Alumni", New York Daily News, October 13, 1999. Accessed January 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Starchefs.com bio
  7. ^ 7 Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Legendary Food Writer Mimi Sheraton
  8. ^ Starchefs.com bio
  9. ^ Martin, Michael (December 18, 2016). "Dishing On Next Year's Food Trends". npr.org. All Things Considered. Retrieved October 15, 2017. Mimi Sheraton writes a column for The Daily Beast.
  10. ^ cloister.com Profile
  11. ^ Mimi Sheraton | 2014 NYCWFF | OCT 16-19, 2014
  12. ^ 2000 James Beard Foundation Award
  13. ^ "Between The Lines". New York Magazine. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  14. ^ Starchefs.com bio

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