HIBBEN, SHEILA, 1884-1964


Food journalist and critic; culinary historian. Born- Montgomery, October 30, 1884. Parents–George William and Jennie Baldwin Craik.  Education– Study in France. Married– Paxton Hibben, 1916. Children– One. Lived in Greece and Russia with her husband, an American diplomat.  After his death in 1928, a resident of New York. Originated the food column in The New Yorker and contributed articles to Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Well-known as a food expert; served as a consultant to Eleanor Roosevelt on White House meals, and to Rex Stout on menus in Nero Wolfe novels.  Awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French government for her service as a nurse in World War I. Died February 20, 1964.


New Yorker, March 7, 1964; New York Times, February 21, 1964.


The AGA Cook Book. New York; AGA (American Gas Accumulator Co.), 1934.

American Regional Cookery. Boston; Little, Brown, 1946.

A Kitchen Manual. New York; Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941.

The National Cookbook. New York; Harper & Brothers, 1932.


Good Food for Bad Stomachs. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1951.