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Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Author and journalist

Victoria Abbott Riccardi works as a freelance food, travel and health writer. She is a contributing editor for Eating Well, Natural Health and Shape Fit Pregnancy — and has also contributed to The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

Ms. Riccardi studied classical French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France — and tea kaiseki at Mushanokoji tea school in Kyoto, Japan. A graduate of Harvard College with a B.A. in psychology and social relations, she lives with her husband, John Riccardi, in Newton, Massachusetts.

Ms. Riccardi’s most recent work is “Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto,” a travel-food memoir about the year she lived in Kyoto, Japan and studied tea kaiseki, a ritualized form of cooking that accompanies the formal tea ceremony and evolved in Kyoto’s Zen temples.

Articles by Victoria Abbott Riccardi

An American in Kyoto

Victoria Abbott Riccardi describes her life in Kyoto, engulfed by the tastes and customs of Japan.

July 3, 2004