Fred Plotkin

Fred Plotkin is the Italy expert other so-called Italy experts turn to for definitive knowledge. The New York Times say he is 'known by the cognoscenti for his renaissance mastery of two seemingly separate disciplines: music and the food of Italy'. His books on opera, classical music, Italian food, wine and art provide enlightenment and pleasure for readers the world over.

Fred is the author of Italy for the Gourmet Traveller which saw its latest revision in 2014. He has also written for dozens of leading publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Opera News, Gourmet, Newsweek, GQ, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Gastronomica and Saveur and magazines in Britain, Germany, Italy and elsewhere. He divides his time between homes in New York and Italy, and in opera houses everywhere.

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