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Fred Ferretti
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Contributing Food Editor, Travel; former staff writer, the New York Times, and columnist or Gourmet Magazine, among many others throughout a half-century as a working reporter in
newspapers, magazines and books, and for television and radio. Also an author of several books, including politics, etc. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize while with the NY Times.
Magazines, Newspapers, Consumer
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During his years at The Times, Mr. Ferretti had an ancillary career as a freelance magazine writer. While writing for every section of The Times, he contributed articles to more than 70 publications including Esquire, Time, Playboy, More, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Food Arts, Barron’s, Metropolitan Home, Cosmopolitan, George, Seventeen and the Columbia University Journal. He also contributed articles to New York Magazine for which he covered politics and specifically the Ocean Hill/Brownsville School District Teacher Strike, the worst teacher strike in history (1968). Journalism Review. He also contributed articles to New York Magazine
Regional Interests
United States, Europe, Asia, South Pacific
Accessible Travel, Air Travel/Airlines, Arts/Architecture/Culture, Bed & Breakfasts/Inns, Business Travel, Destinations, Ethnic, Festivals/Special Events, Food/Drink/Entertaining, History/Historic Preservation, Luxury Travel, Photography, Profiles/Personality Features, Rail Travel, Resort Travel, Road Travel, Senior Travel, Shopping, Soft Adventure, Spas, Travel/Tourism
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Internationally, Mr. Ferretti has been recognized for his writing, particularly those of culinary history, the Republic of Italy and the Kingdom of Belgium both of which conferred knighthoods upon him. In France he is an honorary Officier of the prestigious Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, a member of Compagnie des Mousquetaires D’Armagnac. He was also made a member of the Portuguese Wine Society, the Ordem dos Companheiros de Sao Vicente.

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