Two women who take Italian food very, very seriously.
fell in love with Italian food the [very] old-fashioned way: by reading about it in a book. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian Studies and is a Certified Specialist of Wine, and her research and publications focus on the history of Italian food and foodways, from the medieval to the modern period. She currently splits her time between Berkeley and Florence, giving university lectures, leading wine tastings, and generally eating and drinking her way through the day. You can find out more about her on her website.
is a Rome-based journalist, cookbook author, culinary guide, and educator. She has a Master’s degree in Italian Gastronomic Culture from the Università degli Studi di Roma and has written and contributed to more than 25 books including IACP award winning cookbook Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from and Ancient City (Clarkson Potter, 2016) and the brand new Food of the Italian South (Clarkson Potter, 2019). Her food writing, recipes, and travel writing have appeared in the NYT, Food & Wine, Saveur, The Guardian, and Condé Nast Traveler and she appears regularly on TV and radio broadcasts as an Italian food expert and cultural commentator. You can find out more about her on her website.