Arthur Schwartz


Arthur Schwartz is The Food Maven. Back when he was restaurant critic and executive food editor of the New York Daily News he was known as “The Schwartz who ate New York.” Arthur knows everything about all food, but most especially Jewish and Italian food. He is the author of seven books including: Arthur Schwartz’s Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited, Naples At Table: Cooking in Campania and The Southern Italian Table. Despite his many accolades, Arthur may be best known as radio personality. He broadcast daily for 13 years on WOR New York, and can still be heard every Monday morning on WHDD, Robin Hood Radio, an NPR affiliate in Sharon, CT. Arthur grew up in a food-obsessed home in Brooklyn, NY where he conveniently vacillated between his own grandmother’s kitchen and the Southern Italian family’s dining room table downstairs. One of his fondest memories is grating nuts for his grandmother’s walnut sponge cake as a child.