I was an active food writer throughout the 1980s and 90s. My husband, Tom Maresca, and I co-authored two books on Italian food, wine, and dining: La Tavola Italiana and The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen.
More recently, Tom and I moved into the electronic publishing world, with a mini e-cookbook, Not the Same Old Spaghetti Sauce, and a digital version of The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen.
I’ve been a columnist and contributing editor for Long Island Newsday, Time-Life’s Great Meals in Minutes series, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate’s FoodStyles feature service, Birnbaum’s France, and Warner Audio Publishing Company.
I’ve had articles published in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, The New York Daily News, The Journal of Gastronomy, Saveur, Wine & Spirits, and Wine News.
I’ve done consulting and made presentations for the New School Culinary Arts Program, the TV Food Network, the Italian Government Trade Commission, and both the Center for Continuing Education and the Center for Italian Studies at SUNY at Stony Brook.
But before, during, and after all that, I kept my day jobs.
I spent 30 years as an editor for several international consulting firms. Earlier, I was a university teacher and administrator, with a PhD in literature from the University of California. Since I retired I’ve done volunteer work for The Morgan Library & Museum, City Harvest, New York City Audubon, the High Line, Project Gutenberg, and both a soup kitchen and a community garden in my Greenwich Village neighborhood.
Tom and I still cook all the time for ourselves, family, and friends.