I am the author of five cookbooks, the co-author of the James Beard award-winning, “Pasta Sfoglia”, a guidebook, “Shopping in Marrakech” and translator of “Italy Dish by Dish”, a region by region guide to the food of Italy. See BOOKS page for more details. I just moved from New York City after living there for 30 years and now live in Hudson, New York with my dog, Allegra.