Mimi Sheraton has seen it all in her 92 years.
A famous French chef once tried to attack her after she criticized his restaurant. (She stood her ground.)
And then there was the time when, while trying to figure out which New York deli offered the best value, she packed 102 pastrami sandwiches into her car.
Now the legendary food critic is starring in The Sporkful's first ever spin-off podcast, an advice show for Stitcher Premium called Ask Mimi.
In each episode, Mimi offers advice on food and life to live callers from across the country, members of our live audience, and celebrity guests. Sporkful host Dan Pashman is the moderator. (The photo above is Mimi and Dan prepping before a live taping.)
In the first episode, which we're featuring in its entirety on The Sporkful this week, Mimi covers everything from food truck etiquette to using food to find lasting love.
“There’s a casting couch and a casting table,” Mimi says. "Go to a supermarket and see what’s in a man’s basket.”
Later in the episode humorist Mo Rocca, from CBS's Sunday Morning and Innovation Nation, asks Mimi for help with his mom -- who's struggling to make new friends after moving into Mo's building in New York.
"Mimi, I'm just wondering -- what are you doing next Sunday afternoon?" Mo asks.
Listen in to the full episode to hear all of Mimi's advice.
Hear more episodes of Ask Mimi on Stitcher Premium -- featuring top chefs and comics like Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, and Negin Farsad. The first month is free if you sign up now with promo code SPORKFUL.
And remember that signing up for Stitcher Premium is the best way to support our work on The Sporkful. So thank you!
Interstitial music in this episode from Black Label Music:
- "Oakland" by Justin Asher
Photos: Vitor Hirtsch Photography