Arthur Schwartz is one of the country's foremost experts on food, cooking, culinary history, restaurants, and restaurant history.
Over the 40 years of his career, he has written six award-winning cookbooks, including "Naples at Table: Cooking in Campania", which hit the Los Angeles Times "Hot List," the nation's only cookbook bestseller list.
He has a cooking school in Paestum, Italy, just south of the Amalfi Coast, where he conducts weeklong classes that also include cultural touring.
Schwartz has lectured widely, but may be best known as a radio personality. For 13 years, he broadcast daily on WOR radio, one of New York's premiere talk stations, and in that capacity received the IACP's Award of Excellence in Electronic Media. He was also named Cooking Teacher of the Year by the New York Association of Culinary Professionals.
As for TV, he was the food critic on Fox network's (WNYW-TV) local morning show, Good Day New York, and he has appeared on Martha Stewart's national broadcast, appeared many times as a guest on the Food Network, on the Today show, Good Morning America, Live With Regis, as well as many local morning shows.