Jessica Spiegel

Jessica Spiegel

I'm a writer & a tourist.

I'm a freelance writer, copywriter, & editor who specializes in travel (especially Italy), makes logistical details easy to understand & fun to read, & produces clean work in a timely manner.

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On Home Food

Novices would be forgiven if they thought it was impossible to get a bad meal in a country so seemingly devoted to food as Italy, but unfortunately even the Italians sometimes get it wrong. Hard-core Italophiles will often tell you that the best way to make sure you’re eating the pinnacle of Italian cuisine is to eat in someone’s home, preferably with someone’s mamma at the stove. This advice, while usually accurate, isn’t exactly accessible to everyone – not every visitor to Italy has friends upon whom they can call for a meal.

Thanks to the Home Food program, however, we can all pretend – if only for a night – that we’re part of an Italian family.