While in high school and college, Paul Frumkin held jobs in a variety of restaurants, including the original Quilted Giraffe when it was still located in New Paltz, N.Y. After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a degree in English, he attended the Culinary Institute of America across the Hudson River in Hyde Park, graduating with honors in 1980.
That year he moved to New York City where he worked for several hotel and foodservice publications. In 1984 he co-wrote “The Norman Table, The Traditional Cooking of Normandy,” with chef-restaurateur Claude Guermont. The cookbook, which was published by Charles Scribners Sons, won the “Best European Cookbook” award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 1985.
Frumkin joined Nation’s Restaurant News in 1990, and held a number of editorial positions during his tenure there, including managing editor. He currently resides with his family in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and writes and edits for several publications.