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icon 2Elizabeth Minchilli, author of Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City. 

Mangoes have dazzled palates across the globe for centuries with their aroma, taste, texture, and seemingly endless shapes, sizes, and colors. In Miami alone there are over 250 varieties. Miami-based writer, critic, poet and educator Jen Karetnick is the award-winning author of nine books, including three this year alone: the recently published book Mango and two volumes  Prayer of Confession and Brie Season about to be released.
Jen’s nickname, Mango Mama, could not be more appropriate! Jen lives on the last acre of a historic mango plantation with her husband, two children; three dogs; four cats; and fourteen mango trees!  By the time July comes around, Jen uses mangoes in the most unexpected ways, in just about everything, cocktails, smoothies, savory and sweet dishes.
Along with her own recipes which she has developed over the years, the book Mango features recipes from a group of Jen’s buddies who happen to be Miami's most celebrated chefs.
From smoothies to cocktails, from mango blintzes to jerked grouper with mango-fig chutney, and mangozpacho (mango-infused gazpacho)--this book is  the ultimate book on Mango. It is delightfully written, based on serious research and highlights  all those chefs and mixologists who are striving to use our local products in their cuisines.
Click here for Jen’s recipe for frozen mango sangría, or “Mangría,” 

 Elizabeth Minchilli knows Rome backwards and forwards. A blogger; the creator of the Eat Rome, Eat Florence, and Eat Venice apps; and a prolific author of books on Italian architecture, design, and food, she has melded her passion for food and for Rome into a charming guidebook, her seventh book:  Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City.  

In Eating Rome Elizabeth Minchilli takes readers to favorite food haunts for daily dining, shopping, and cooking in Rome, seasoned with childhood anecdotes about the city where she now raises her own family.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, they say, and Eating Rome is full of insights about where and how Romans eat, where and how they shop, artisan food producers, a bit of food history, and a sprinkling of superlative Roman recipes against the Medieval and Roman background of the oldest open air market in Rome, Campo dei Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto, The Piazza Testaccio market and its typical slaughter houses, the gelato parlors and more.   

Listen as Elizabeth Minchilli, a native of St. Louis, talks about her life in Rome where she lived as a child and where she now raises her own family.

American travelers find there is a different way of eating in Rome. Listen as Elizabeth Minchilli talks about the ‘etiquette’ of ordering coffee, a gelato cone and trying to buy dog food, that is if you travel with your four-legged partner.

elizabeth minchilliMs. Minchilli give tips on how to shop for your meal or for a dinner party in such a precise way as not to be laden with left-overs, and muses over the variations in Roman cuisine as she takes visitors on one of her increasingly popular walking culinary tours of Rome.

If you are planning a trip to Italy this summer Eating Rome is the book that you will want to read.  And while you are travelling, Elizabeth will guide you with her aps Eating Rome, Eating Florence, Eating Venice, and Eating Italy .

Listen as Elizabeth Minchilli talks about Rome the Eternal City and its food 


Click here for a recipe from her book: Sausage, Onion and Goat Cheese Pasta