Amanda is a freelance journalist, travel writer, and blogger living in Rome, Italy. As well as for Serious Eats, she has written for the New York Times, Guardian, AFAR, National Geographic Traveller, and Atlantic, among other publications. She is also a contributor for Fodor's Rome 2012, has worked as a film host (including for a documentary on Caligula for the History Channel and a travel film on Rome for MSN U.K.), and blogs and offers travel consulting sessions at Revealed Rome
Favorite foods: From Italy: Granita in the summer, Tuscan ragu or bucatini all'amatriciana in the winter, and cannoli anytime. From elsewhere: fresh Maine lobster, sushi, baklava, and, of course, cupcakes!
Last bite on earth: The perfect plate of pasta (al dente, of course)—maybe with truffle, maybe with boar ragu, depending on the season—at an out-of-the-way trattoria in Umbria.