Dina M. Di Maio, author of Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy’s Food and Its People
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My name is Dina Di Maio. I’ve lived in the Village not far from the street where my grandfather was born, Leroy Street. My family history in the U.S. starts on Mulberry Street in Manhattan.
A New York- and Tennessee-licensed lawyer with experience in copyright and trademark law, I’ve also written for Glamour, Family Circle and Time Out New York and for a book, Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms. A recipe of mine was featured in Oxygen magazine. I’ve interviewed Cake Boss Buddy Valastro. I was a food blogger for Hobokeni.com. I come from a line of restaurateurs, my parents included. I have taken food writing/blogging classes at the New School for Social Research and the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC. I am a member of the Culinary Historians of New York. I won a CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) award to study marine sciences in Maine and toured a lobster wharf and halibut hatchery, as well as ate fresh oysters from an oyster farm in the Damariscotta River.
I love nothing more than being put smack dab in a new city to use my natural FPS (foodie positioning system) to track and detect the very best food that city has to offer. And I guarantee I can find it without a guide book.