www.lucygordan.com. Food, travel, and culture journalist: European Bureau Chief for Epicurean-Traveler.com; regular contributor to German Life; contributing editor to KMT, a modern journal of ancient Egypt; columnist for website www.lavocediNewYork.com; culture editor for Inside the Vatican; and inviata speciale or roving correspondent for La Madia Travelfood. As culture editor of Inside the Vatican I write a monthly column called "Of Books, Art, and People", a travel column called "Of Shrines and Sacred Places" and under the pseudonym of "Mother Martha" a monthly food and travel column called "Food for Thought". In 2006 winner of Heidelberg Club International's Mark Twain Travel journalism Award. In June 2011 winner of the Croatian National Tourist Organization's award, the "Ztalana Penkala" or "Golden Pen" top journalistic award for the best article about Croatia published in the USA in 2010.
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Published Articles (64)
An exhibition in Milan covers the career of the brilliant French Egyptologist Victor Loret (1859-1946) and his excavations
A review of a good neighborhood restaurant in Rome Near The Vatican
Cappuccino is considered a quintessential Italian drink, yet it was invented by a Pole in Vienna.
A history of the Madonna of Czestochowa and how to visit her and the cultural sites nearby
Dzintars Kristovski was the Ambassador of the Riga-Gauja European Region of Gastronomy in 2017
A visit to the hangar in Cittaducale near Rieti where the works of art damaged by the several 2016 earthquakes were being collected and restored.
An exhibition in Turin celebrates the archaeological adventures of Ernesto Schiaparelli in Egypt from 1903 to 1920
Roberto Naldi, the son and grandson of hoteliers, owns three five-star hotels in Rome, two in Lugano, and one is Paris.
Exactly what the title says. Follow the article’s clues.
Review of a restaurant in Rome formerly the studio of Neo-classical sculptor, Antonio Canova
The reopening and their exhibitions of two of Rome’s most important museums
After six years of remodeling the Egyptian Collection at the Archeology Museum in Naples, Italy, reopens.
An interview with this international creator of some 40 restaurants worldwide
The Influence of Caravaggio and the origins of still life painting in Italy
The legends and facts about panettone and where to buy yours.
In Italy the best wild capers are found in Sicily. They mostly grow in old walls even in the Vatican
The burial place of Keats, Shelley’s heart, Goethe’s son, Gogol, Richard Henry Dana, to name a few
On August 23 a severe earthquake hit central Italy and destroyed the town of Amatrice, the birthplace of this world famous pasta dish
An Alsatian couple, he the chef, she the sommelier, own splendid restaurant in Baden-Baden
Where to drink the best coffee in the Eternal City
UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization honors Carlo Pertini the founder and president of the Slow Food movement
It’s hard to find a soup and salad bar in central Rome. Try this special one.
Two German itinerant printers bring Gutenberg’s invention to Italy, first to Subiaco and then to Rome
As the title says, recommendations in Rome which don’t serve Italian cuisine
An interview with Niko Romito, the only chef south of Rome to have 3 Michelin stars
Five the-price-is-right hotels all on one street
Manuscripts from the time of St. Francis of Assisi travel outside of Italy for the first time ever
An interview with Heinz Beck about this concern for top-quality, but healthy food
I have also interviewed other chefs this year for La Madia Travelfood: Acurio, Beck,as well as Paolo Marchi, founder of Identita Golose and author/illustrator Gianluca Biscalchin.
A History of how God’s Word Spread Geographically and even to the moon
A hotel in a Renaissance Palace a block from St. Peter’s Square
The Vatican Library is digitizing its many thousand manuscripts
An exhibition of books through the ages from several different libraries in Florence