Mimi Sheraton


Mimi Sheraton has been called the grand dame of food journalism. She is the original high-profile restaurant reviewer, pioneering that position from 1975 to 1983 at The New York Times.

She’s a James Beard winning cookbook author of 16 books. Her latest is called, “1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die.” It’s a master list of the world’s best dishes, ingredients, restaurants and food-related experiences.

In the book, Mimi leverages her six decades in the food business and she says in a way, it’s her autobiography. She describes the difficult process of categorizing all the many flavors featured in the book. Plus, if you’d love to try the foods but you aren’t able to travel all around the world, Mimi’s book offers options for creating this dishes yourself at home. She even offers tips for ordering exotic ingredients online.

In the past decade, the food industry has changed dramatically, with the prevalence of consumer-generated reviews on sites like Yelp and the culture of celebrity chefs. Mimi weighs in on these changes.

Find out how her book can help you on your travels and may even inspire you to travel someplace you’ve never considered because you want to seek out one of these featured dishes.