Belly up

Belly up

I’m a writer and food editor (Boston Magazine, Sunset, Yankee), now out on my own, exploring the food scene at home and sometimes abroad. I write for magazines and newspapers, and am working on my first cookbook, on apples, for W.W. Norton.

Because I live and spend most of my time in the Boston area, the blog is heavily weighted in that region. However, I used to cover the whole of New England for my job, and there are road trips aplenty on the horizon. Expect a broader reach in the coming weeks. And if you’d like some advice on where to eat, email me here:

atraverso at earthlink dot net


6 Responses to “About”

  1. Julia Grimaldi July 14, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    Hi Amy,

    I thought I might bring to your attention our newest Massgrown and fresher state wide culinary tourism intiative; Savor Massachusetts. Perhaps your followers would be interested to learn about the growing number of culinary opportunities many of which are taking place on farms across the Commonwealth. The buy-local eat-local “movement” also includes supporting farms for recreational purposes. Check it out at http://www.mass.gov/massgrown, click on Savor Massachusetts. I can also send you our new Massachusetts Wine & Cheese Trail Guide, just forward me your address.

    Thank you.

    Julia Grimaldi

    • Amy Traverso July 14, 2009 at 11:49 am #

      Would love to see the new guides, Julia. I’m a big fan of massgrown and will happily feature more of those stories here.

  2. Brian Bell July 15, 2009 at 9:30 am #

    Hey Amy,

    Heading to the theater tomorrow to see Rent, do you have any recommendations in the theater district that might be fun and not too expensive?

  3. Scott Cohen July 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    Hi Amy. Love New England Eating. Saw that you like “Where should I eat requests,” so here we go: I’ve been working in the North End for seven years, and I’ve been eating at the same places for far too long (Jeff at Neptune has slapped a restraining order on me). What are some of your favorite hidden gems in the North End that I might have overlooked?

  4. William July 16, 2009 at 1:30 am #

    searched wordpress for “boston” keyword to get here

    I read you’ve written for the great magazines in the area and I think its brave and wonderful for you to be going solo. Kudos!!

    Do you have any tips about where to find soul food African-American style in Boston?

    I have eaten at Poppa B’s but I’m not sure its still open.
    Been to Chef Lee’s but he has closed down shop.

    You mentioned something about the theater district earlier.
    Did you see the Color Purple musical at the Wang?

    At your convenience, please if you noticed a great restaurant, especially one you think black folks will love in Greater Boston.


    William the webmasters


  5. William July 16, 2009 at 1:38 am #

    Have a tip to share with your readers.

    Across from the red line Ashmont T stop off Dorchester Avenue, there is wonderful outdoor farmer’s market in the parking lot of the Odwin Educational Center with a live Jamaican, steel drum band playing while the market is open.

    It opens Saturdays through the summer.

    Folks with food stamps get $2 of product for every $1 of stamps.

    I’m pretty sure the 2 for 1 offer is available at many other farmers markets across the city as well because that program is administered by an independent non profit advocate.


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