I’m a journalist based in Milan, Italy who decided that after more than a decade on the peninsula the time had come to combine two of my great passions – eating and writing. I have eaten my way up and down Italy many times, including once on foot, and have chowed down at too many food-based town festivals (sagre) to count. I’ll throw in a recipe every now and again, but my real goal here is to have you taste, see, and hear the Italy I love, the Italy that is often overlooked. I’m a certified sommelier so in addition to food and sagre I’ll be discussing what wine goes with those perfectly roasted snails (actually it’s the beer).
My name is Eric Sylvers. I have written extensively for The New York Times as well as less frequently for other publications. I was born and grew up in California, a place that will always have a piece of my soul no matter how long I stay in Italy.