Food Critic Florence Fabricant is next at Fairfield University's Open VISIONS Forum

In anticipation of the holiday season, Fairfield University will present New York Times' food critic, Florence Fabricant, at its next Open VISIONS Forum, on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m., in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Fabricant will tingle your taste buds when she discusses "Dining Strategies for Manhattan, Suburbia and Abroad."

Fabricant covers the food and restaurant scenes in the weekly "Food Stuff" and "Off the Menu" columns for the Times' Dining section and regularly contributes features about food, wine and travel to the paper.

She is the author of New Home Cooking: Feeding Family, Feasting, Friends, named the best general cookbook by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the best special occasion cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. She has also written Florence Fabricant's Pleasures of the Table and is a co-author of Venetian Taste. Her latest cookbook is Elizabeth Berry's Great Bean Book.

Fabricant was elected to Who's Who of Cooking in America and is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College, she also earned a graduate degree in French. She enjoys dining out, cooking, entertaining, travel, tennis and jogging around the Reservoir in Central Park.

The Open VISIONS Forum, a program of Fairfield University's School of Continuing Education, is sponsored in part by Advest. Ticket prices vary for each lecture. Tickets for the Fabricant lecture are $15 and $12 for seniors. For tickets or information call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Posted on October 20, 2000

Vol. 33, No. 60

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