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Domenica Marchetti

My hometown

The suburbs of NJ

Where I live now


Roots: Tell us a little about yourself

Born in Yonkers, raised in Jersey, Michigander (Michiganian?) by marriage, resident of Virginia. But still cento per cento Italian. When I’m not on AFR I write Italian cookbooks and blog about Italian home cooking. You can find the other me at

What is your family’s culinary heritage?

Italian (no kidding) ~ with roots in the beautiful regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Molise, and Umbria. But I grew up in New Jersey, so I love a good tomato. And I lived for a time in Michigan (and visit often) so naturally I am fond of cherry pie, smoked fish, Coney islands and Boston coolers.