Patricia Grisafi

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New York City
Skidmore College, Fordham University
Italian Cuisine, Food And Culture, Whiskey
  • Patricia is passionate about regional cooking, especially food from her ancestral island of Sicily, which she tries to visit at least once every few years.
  • As a mom of two small children, Patricia is always experimenting with different meal ideas to try out on her family of very diverse eaters — with varying success.
  • She is interested in the cultural, psychological, and anthropological aspects of food and drink, especially rituals.


Patricia taught college composition and literature before transitioning to writing and editing. Her cultural criticism and essays have been featured in CNN, NBC, Los Angeles Review of Books, SELF, The Daily Dot, Business Insider, and elsewhere. She is the author of "Breaking Down Plath," a book about Sylvia Plath geared toward middle and high school students, and "ANIMAL," a collection of poetry. She lives in New York City. She never leaves the house without sunglasses.


Patricia has a bachelor's degree in English from Skidmore College and a PhD in English from Fordham University.

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