Kyle Phillips

Expertise: Italian cooking, Tuscan cuisine, wine

The late Kyle Phillips was a food, wine, and travel writer whose professional interest in gastronomy was born out of his travel writing and his exploration of Italy. 



Kyle Phillips was a former writer for The Spruce, contributing Italian recipes and food articles for almost 15 years. Though he always enjoyed cooking and fine wines, Kyle's professional interest in gastronomy was born out of his travel writing. He began stopping at wineries and restaurants wherever he happened to be—at first, to gather more information for travelers, and later to learn. Though Italy is one country, Kyle showed us it might better be seen as a collection of tiny states, each with its own history, culture, and cuisine.


Kyle Phillips had a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology. His education in Italian cooking and wine came about informally as part of his travel writing.

Awards and Publications

His translation of Pellegrino Artusi's classic Italian cookbook was published as "The Art of Eating Well" by Random House in 1996. He was also the author of two blogs: the Italian Wine Review and Cosa Bolle in Pentola.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

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