For Mimi Sheraton, It Started with Caviar and a Frozen Candy Bar

Former NYT food critic will be in Westport this weekend to talk about her new book.

There are bucket lists. And then there are bucket shopping lists.

Mimi Sheraton, former food critic for the New York Times, is currently on a tour to promote her book 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die. The book took ten years to compile and, as she recently told Connecticut Post contributor Christina Hennessy, it began with an extremely unusual culinary combo:

“The first two items that I wrote down, that I wanted in the book, was the frozen Milky Way bar and caviar,” Sheraton said. “That kind of describes the range of the book. There are wonderful low-down, very good things that we remember as kids, and then there are the luxuries, each as evocative as they were the first time and as exciting to have again and again.”

Sheraton will be giving a free talk tomorrow afternoon at Connecticut’s Westport Library. Also participating with her in the discussion will be local chef Matt Storch, a Westport native who has a hand in the South Norwalk eatery Match as well as The Chelsea in Fairfield.
 
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