The Gist

Just Ask Mimi

Food critic Mimi Sheraton on her career, food trends, and eating as a family.

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Mimi Sheraton, the first female food critic at the New York Times, has had a prolific career sharing her opinion on everything like ladyfinger sellers, hope chests and china patterns, and why we’re all eating kale wrong. She joins us today to talk her career as a food critic, why smelt isn’t a crowd pleaser, and the importance of eating as a family. She’s a delight on the Ask Mimi episodes of the Sporkful, and her most recent book is 1,000 Food to Eat Before You Die.

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Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Pierre Bienaimé.