Gwen Pratesi

Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist in Journalism and award-winning travel writer. She is the author and owner of with her husband, coauthor of Southern Heat, and co-owner of On the Road Culinary Adventures, a culinary travel business. She is a contributor to the Travel section of U.S. News & World Report and 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 traded in big city life in Atlanta for shorts and flip-flops on Fernandina Beach, Florida. They are enjoying the coastal lifestyle with their Tibetan Terrier, Rhythm.

Posts by Gwen Pratesi

Honey Balsamic Strawberries with Whipped Vanilla Crème Fraîche

Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Special for our culinary tour to Virginia

Fresh Asparagus Soup for Spring

Grape Strawberry Yogurt Parfait made with the Magimix by Robot-Coupe Juice Extractor and Smoothie Attachment

recipe blog, best recipes, Macaroni and Cheese, best holiday side dishes

Kicked Up Macaroni and Cheese

The Fifth Annual Gourmet & Grapes Weekend at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island Benefitting MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Rum Cake from Thomas Keller’s & Sebastien Rouxel’s Bouchon Bakery Cookbook

Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner Series with Host Chef Craig Deihl at Cypress in Charleston, South Carolina – February 6, 2013

Sorghum Glazed Bacon and a Chat with Matt Jamie of Bourbon Barrel Foods

On The Road culinary adventures travels to Jefferson’s Virginia – April 21 – 23, 2013

How to Prepare a Lowcountry Oyster Roast

Interview with Chef Katie Button and Félix Meana at Cúrate in Asheville, NC & a recipe for Gambas al Ajillo

The BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival

The Secrets Behind Cafe du Monde’s Beignets

Rustic Lambs & Clams Pâté with Lamb Crackers for the Charleston Wine & Food Festival’s Recipe Contest

Warm Chocolate Truffle Cakes with Brandied Cherries

Dinner with the Stars – Outstanding in the Field, Leicester, NC and The Ultimate Critic’s Dinner, Charleston, SC

Ringing in the New Year – Lentil Soup with Sausage, Kale, and Garlic

Food Artisans and Farmers Speak Out For a Food Hero

A Merry Christmas with Red Velvet Cake with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting!

Persimmon Bread with Bourbon, Dates, And Walnuts

Epaule d’Agneau au Vin (Lamb au Vin) for the Charleston Wine & Food Festival’s Lambs & Clams Recipe Contest

An Evening with Chef Thomas Keller and Chef Sebastien Rouxel in Nashville, TN

Holiday Cookies and Chocolate-Brandy Balls from the Simply Sensational Cookies Cookbook

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