At the moment I am finishing a manuscript for a book about the Porta Palazzo market. I think the hardest part of writing about food is feeling hungry all of the time. I can’t stop asking myself what I will cook for my next meal. I have yet to understand how food writers balance their love of food with a healthy lifestyle. Some people think I am a slacker for taking a few hours in the morning to run and swim, but it is absolutely essential for getting through the day.