Toni Lydecker

Toni Lydecker resolved to become a food writer after briefly living in Florence, Italy with her family. She has since moved to St. Petersburg, FL, and her articles on food and culinary travel have appeared in many publications, including Wine Enthusiast, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Health, Plate, Executive Traveler, and the Washington Post. She is the author of Serves One: Simple Meals to Savor When You’re on Your Own, Piatto Unico: When One Course Makes a Real Italian Meal, and Seafood alla Siciliana: Recipes and Stories from a Living Tradition. You can read more about Toni’s culinary adventures at

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