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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.

The Familial Influences of Chef Michael Hanna

Chef Michael Hanna of St. Vito Focacceria shares the inspiration of his Italian roots in the American South.

September 21, 2023

What I Learned during a Year in Italy

Our Editor-in-Chief reminisces about his Italian adventure 20 years later.

September 18, 2023

The Dietary Benefits of Ceci con Sarde (Chickpeas with Sardines)

A registered dietitian weighs in on the health benefits of combining chickpeas and sardines in a dish we call Ceci con Sarde.

August 29, 2023

The Limonata Stand at Song’E Napule as a Symbol of Owner Ciro Iovine’s Spirit

The free, potentially-messy limonata doled out to New Yorkers at Song'E Napule is a Neapolitan-inspired gift on warm summer days.

August 15, 2023

Talking Cookbooks, Family, and Restaurant Life with the Scotto Sisters

Appetito checks in with Rosanna and Elaina Scotto, who have co-authored a cookbook inspired by their family's landmark NYC restaurant, Fresco By Scotto.

August 10, 2023

The Summer of Prosciutto at NYC’s Sistina Restaurant

A famed NYC restaurateur has brought a beloved Italian product over for the summer. Here are the details on a Prosciutto di Parma pop-up at Sistina Restaurant in Manhattan.

August 7, 2023

How to Make Chicken Cacio e Pepe

Our Editor-in-Chief takes a beloved pasta sauce and adapts it to a chicken dinner.

August 2, 2023

Dave Portnoy Is Launching His One Bite Pizza Festival in New York City

The founder of Barstool Sports is throwing a pizza party in Coney Island for 5,000 of his closest friends.

August 1, 2023

Appetito Review: Birrittella’s Pizza Dough

A New York vicinity bakery established in 1910 by an Italian immigrant now offers pizza dough for home delivery or retail purchase in over 1,000 stores.

July 31, 2023