Galina, John Mariani and
John Mariani, a three-time nominee for the James Beard Award in Journalism, is an internationally acclaimed food writer and author of the some of the most highly regarded books on food in America. His books include the authoritative Dictionary of Italian Food & Drink as well as The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, which was named Best Reference Book of the Year by Library Journal. His America Eats Out won the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for best reference book. Mariani is a food and travel columnist for Esquire, a restaurant columnist for Wine Spectator, and food columnist for Diversion. He is esteemed as an expert on Italian cuisine and foodways, and as a writer whose encyclopedic knowledge is equaled only by his culinary brilliance. Galina Mariani is food columnist for Millionaire magazine and formerly was the television spokeswoman for Cooking Light magazine. She and husband John Mariani live outside of New York City in Westchester County.