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Richard Martin

Richard is the co-founder, managing editor and publisher of Appetito. He is also co-author of the forthcoming books Preserved: Condiments and Preserved: Fruit, coming from Hardie Grant in October 2023.

How the Pace Brothers, from the Band Blonde Redhead, Eat in America

The long-running NYC trio Blonde Redhead features twin brothers Amedeo and Simone Pace, Italians who are still adapting to American cuisine after several decades. The band’s new album, Sit Down For Dinner, comes out this week.

September 26, 2023

Saint Bibiana Brings Coastal Italian Cuisine to Savannah

Chef Derek Simcik is at the helm of the dining and bar options at the forthcoming Hotel Bardo in Georgia’s booming seaside city. Here he tells us about the journey that led to Saint Bibiana.

September 14, 2023

Mister Charles in Dallas Shakes Up Fine Dining

A new-school approach to Continental Cuisine, with heavy Italian and French influences, and inspired hospitality, finds a testing ground, thanks to Chas Martin and Duro Hospitality.

September 7, 2023

Missy Robbins’ New Pasta Shop, Maialino’s Last Days, and More NYC Italian Food News

Danny Meyer’s great Italian spots will leave The Redbury hotel, Missy Robbins opens a new pasta shop, and more.

August 18, 2023

How Chef Brando de Oliveira Adapts His Italian Menus For Summer

The corporate executive chef for bustling NYC Italian restaurants Trattora dell’Arte, Bond 45, and Cafe Fiorello talks about taking advantage of summer’s best ingredients.

August 9, 2023

Angelo Competiello Has Found the Sweet Spot Between Italian and Italian-American

The first-generation Italian-American chef, butcher, and entrepreneur has had a busy year, beating Bobby Flay, getting ready to open a new restaurant, and bridging the gap between two cultures that can be at odds.

August 3, 2023

Is Philip Guardione NYC’s Most Underrated Chef-Restaurateur?

The owner of the successful Piccola Cucina Group restaurants has turned his Sicilian work ethic into a growing empire.

July 26, 2023

Non-Alcoholic, Italian-Style Drinking is Having a Moment

The non-alcoholic drinks trend keeps reaching new heights, and fans of Negronis, amari, and spritzes have more options than ever

July 19, 2023