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The Gourmet Mag: a real Italian Food Magazine (in English)

my indie Italian food magazine: the Gourmet Mag, a cooking magazine for slow food lovers

(those that drink good wine, have friends around and smile while they cook)


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Gourmet Mag_Italian food magazine

The Gourmet Mag | The Yellow Issue

Winter 2018

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Past Issues

Gourmet Mag: an Italian cooking gourmet magazine (in English)

The Gourmet Mag | The Green Issue

Fall 2017

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The Gourmet Mag, an Italian Food Magazine for Italian Food Lovers

The Gourmet Mag | The Tomato Issue

Summer 2017

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The Gourmet Mag, an Italian Food Magazine for Italian Food Lovers

The Gourmet Mag | The Floral Issue

Spring 2017

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The Gourmet Mag, a food magazine for Italian food lovers_Winter 2017

The Gourmet Mag | The Vintage Gold Issue

Winter 2017

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The Gourmet Mag, a culinary magazine for Italian food lovers_Fall 2016

The Gourmet Mag | The Marble White Issue

Fall 2016

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The Gourmet Mag, an Italian cooking magazine_Summer 2016

The Gourmet Mag | The Beige Issue

Summer 2016

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The Gourmet Mag, an Italian cuisine magazine for Italian food lovers_Winter 2016

The Gourmet Mag | The Blue Issue

Winter 2016

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The Gourmet Mag, a new food magazine for Italian food lovers_Spring 2016

The Gourmet Mag | The Vintage Pink Issue

Spring 2016

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a note from Rome

before Italy and before the food magazine

Now that I am publishing my own Italian food magazine I realize long time has passed since my brother and I put mayo and ketchup on our spaghetti…

Under the scandalized look of our Italian grandparents, who would label us like little Venezuelan savages, unable to capture the art of Italian cuisine.

{But let me say they didn’t capture Venezuelan adventurous spirit either, just to be fair}

Everyone had made an effort.

Everytime they’d come for a visit, nonna and nonno would pack their suitcases with the finest chocolates, pasta, anchovies, olives, etc.

Our parents had instituted homemade gnocchi or pasta nights and made us part of the process.

My mother had learned everything she could from my Sicilian grandmother’s kitchen.


And we did love the Italic food culture… really.

But there was something we missed, something we didn’t understand…


living in Rome

Then, the time to redeem our palate came: time to experience authentic Italian cuisine, in loco.

We packed, we learned the basic vocabulary (fame, mangiare, buono), and we settled in Rome.

A city where everything would’ve been an adventure, where we would forever be half and half (mango lovers and pasta devourers).

Where we would be eternal newbies, with the excitement and the sensibility that comes with it.

And we finally understood what we hadn’t captured until then: Italian cuisine is not a technique or a few recipes:

Italian food is the center of Italian culture.

You’ll understand Italy when you understand Italian food, and you’ll understand food when you’ll interiorize the lifestyle.


how to cook real Italian cuisine

After 30+ years of cooking Italian and living in Italy I can list you a few fundamentals of Italian cuisine, (the ones my food magazine is based on):

  • Cook only if and when you want to (if not, make a caprese salad :-)).
  • Take your time: for evaluating and selecting ingredients, for cooking, for setting the table, for letting red wine decant, for deeply savoring the food…
  • Listen to your suppliers (butcher, greengrocer, fish market boy…), they’re an inexhaustible source of knowledge and inspiration.
  • Always opt for fresh and seasonal ingredients.
  • Enhance the flavor of every single ingredient: don’t let one overcome the other.
  • Use a lot of herbs, spices, onion and garlic, but remember: they’re supporting actors, not the main character.
  • Use only good quality wine for cooking: it matters.
  • Cultivate your palate: keep it trained by periodically tasting new flavors or combos, and be aware that only when you are used to quality, you are able to distinguish good from bad food.


your journey

Are you ready to go deeper? Are you ready to meet real Italian food and culture?

I’d love to make you part of it.

I’d love my food magazine and blog to be your guide inside this amusement park.

So let me ask you: are you ready for the ride?


what you’ll get from the Gourmet Mag, my Italian food magazine:

  • How to embrace and conquer Italian Food culture.
  • Simple ways to add quality to your homemade experiences.
  • How to make your cooking gourmet.
  • The secrets to capture the essence of Italian healthy eating.
  • How to slow down and enjoy beauty, elegance, and style.


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The Gourmet Mag_Italian food magazine_Yellow Issue_Winter 2018






  1. I think you’ve just captured the answer pecfretly

  2. Pretty and yummy

  3. Claudia – this is such a cool idea! I’ve just entered my email so I can’t wait to see it!

  4. Such an awesome looking magazine! Stunning photos. Good luck 🙂

  5. This looks like a magazine filled with so much great information. The photography is stunning

  6. Looks like a gorgeous magazine with so many wonderful ideas for the holidays!

  7. What a massive undertaking! The photos are gorgeous as well as the layout. I keep seeing tagines in the market. I think you’ve convinced me to purchase one 🙂

  8. What a wonderful undertaking. I can see that you’ll do an excellent job. Will look forward to the upcoming issues.

  9. Wow! This is amazing and such a great idea! I wish you luck and lots of success in your new magazine!

  10. Wishing you the best with this gourmet project! We will be following your progress.

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