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Andrew Cotto

I am the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Appetito magazine. I like Italian food & drink, a lot. I am also an award-winning novelist and a regular contributor to the New York Times. More about my work can be found at Home – Andrew Cotto.

How Family, Marriage, and a Celebrity Inspired Chef Anthony Scotto

Anthony Scotto, Owner and Executive Chef of two Nashville restaurants, shares his culinary inspirations born in New York City.

February 27, 2024

Eating with Danilo Gallinari: An Italian Basketball Player in America

Appetito chats with Danilo Gallinari, a veteran NBA player from Italy, about his experiences with food in America.

February 21, 2024

Cacio e Pepe Becomes a Trend

Looking for a way to make your dish extra-delicious? Why not cacio e pepe it! The combination of pepper and cheese drives a range of recipes beyond the famed Roman pasta preparation. Here are six to try.

February 6, 2024

Chicken Scarpariello, the Shoemaker’s Dish

Our Editor-in-Chief shares an Italian adage and the recipe for a tangy chicken recipe that is great for winter.

January 23, 2024

11 Great Burgers at NYC Italian Restaurants

Chefs at Italian restaurants are applying their techniques and fine ingredients to create some of the most elegant burgers in NYC.

January 22, 2024

Let’s Make Easy Baked Ziti!

Our Editor-in-Chief shares an expedited version of this forno classic, baked ziti, that has a less-is-more emphasis in every respect.

January 16, 2024

Roasted Root Vegetables, Italian-Style

Our Editor-in-Chief shares his recipe for roasted root vegetables with an Italian twist that is perfect for a winter meal.

January 12, 2024

An Italian Ode to an American Classic, the Hamburger

Our Editor-in-Chief tackles the towering offerings at a new Italian burger joint in NYC, Cantiere Hambirreria.

January 11, 2024