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

Executive Chef Scott Crawford – The Umstead Hotel and Herons in Cary, NC and a recipe for Chestnut & Parsnip Soup

The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC and Herons Restaurant

On The Road culinary adventures goes to Louisville, KY with Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

About Me

Bountiful Black Bean Soup

Charleston Wine & Food – Lambs & Clams Contest – Tennessee Whiskey & Sorghum Brined Leg of Lamb

Blackberry Farm – Walland, Tennessee

Interview with Chef Joseph Lenn at Blackberry Farm-Walland, TN & Guinea Confit with Gnocchi & Poached Eggs

The Sweet Life at Muddy Pond Sorghum in Tennessee & a Recipe for the Best Sorghum Cookies

Sustainability at Biltmore Estate & a Recipe for Lamb Shank Sopes

Travel to Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina

The Best Cherry Pie Ever

A Visit to D’Osvaldo, Prosciutto di Cormòns in Friuli, Italy & a recipe for Prosciutto Purses (Fagottini di Prosciutto)

Clear Tomato Martini – Chef Ken Oringer of Clio Restaurant – Boston, MA

Interview with Chef Ken Oringer of Clio in Boston, MA and a recipe for Earth Crab Toast

Hotel Londra Palace in Venice, Italy and a recipe for Grilled Scallops and Octopus, Potato Salad and Spinach Sauce

Exploring the wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the Northeastern wine region of Italy

Happy 100th Birthday Julia and a recipe for Reine de Saba (Chocolate and Almond Cake)

Sole Meunière (Filetto di Sogliola al Limone) from Lidia’s Favorite Recipes

On The Road culinary adventures goes to Louisville, KY October 15 – 17, 2012 for our 2nd Season

Travel to Lidia’s Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and a recipe for Herb and Wild Greens Fritatta

Blind Pig Supper Club’s Seven Deadly Sins Dinner in Asheville, NC with Chefs William Dissen and Anthony Lamas

Summer’s Best Peach Ice Cream and a Beamer Update on Rabies Vaccine Paralysis

Mediterranean Empires Cruise on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam

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