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.