Gwen Pratesi

Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist in Journalism and an award-winning travel writer. She is the author and owner of with her husband and a regular contributor to the Travel section of U.S. News & World Report. She also freelances for other publications including The Points Guy, USA TODAY, Cruise Critic, Travel + Leisure, Garden & Gun, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, Reader's Digest, Forbes Travel Guide, Smarter Travel, TripAdvisor, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and World Travel Magazine. Her work has also been featured on MSN, Yahoo!, Business Insider, and SheKnows. Gwen chronicles her love of international travel and experience as a professional home cook on, where she shares the stories of some of the world's most sought-after destinations and cruise lines, highly regarded chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, wine and spirits producers and culinary artisans. She and her husband are enjoying the coastal lifestyle in Florida with their Tibetan Terrier, Rhythm.

Posts by Gwen Pratesi

Moveable Feast Dinner at Biltmore (Spring in the American South) with Executive Chef Damien Cavicchi

Interview with Lidia Bastianich – Part 2 and a recipe for a Free-Form Peach Crostata

Interview with Lidia Bastianich – Part 1 and a recipe for Rice and Zucchini Crostata (Torta di Riso e Zucchine)

Bourbon Soy Marinated London Broil

What is a “good” recipe?

Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House on Kiawah Island, SC and a recipe for Cherrywood Signature BBQ Sauce

Chef’s Table Dinner at Local Three with Chef Chris Hall and Asparagus and Prosciutto Salad

Travels through Eastern Europe

Mosaic Cheesecake from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook and Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Chef Robert Wysong – The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island and Spiced Soft Shell Crab with Remoulade

The chefs at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and a recipe for Palmetto Quail from Jasmine Porch

Southern-Style Focaccia

Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Strawberry Gelato from Hazan Family Favorites

2012 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

The 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards

The sights and flavors of New York City

Tortilla Soup for Cinco de Mayo

Meringues with Strawberries and Whipped Cream (Schaum Torte)

Honor The Animal

Four Mile Farm in Ball Ground, GA and a recipe for Marinated and Grilled Loin Lamb Chops

Coconut Laksa with Shrimp (Coconut-Curry Noodle Soup with Shrimp)

Interview with Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger – Wellesley, MA and a recipe for Three-Bean Chili

Orange-Chocolate Silk Pie

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