Jenifer Mangione Vogt, Editor
Jenifer is the daugther of an Italian immigrant father who descends from Calabria and Sicily. Her Nonna and first cousins live in Rome. She was raised by her non-Italian mother and stepfather in an Italian-American community in Yonkers, N.Y.
“For me it’s the best of both worlds. I have family in Italy, but I also had an Italian-American upbringing that taught me to love the bakeries, tailors, restaurants, contractors – all the wonderful Italians that maintain our Italian culture here in the U.S. This site is dedicated to them.”
Jenifer has worked in the field of marketing and public relations for over 20 years for major corporations and non profit organizations, including MasterCard International, The Bank of New York, Westchester Medical Center/ Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and she has twice worked on events with the PGA TOUR. She has her B.A. from Purchase College where she studied Art History.
In addition to writing about Italian food, wine and culture, she is also an art writer. You can view her writing about art at Fine Art Notebook. Jenifer has written for The Palm Beach ArtsPaper, Ambassador (the magazine of the National Italian American Foundation), ArtDistricts, ArtPulse, ArtLog, The Scarsdale Inquirer and the Knight Arts Blog.
Jenifer was diagnosed with, and recovered from Thyroid Cancer, in 2008 and is an advocate for awareness for this type of cancer, which is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S., especially among people under 40.
Jenifer founded this blog in 2010 as an outlet to celebrate and promote Italian business and cultural endeavors. If you’d like to know a little bit more about her Italian heritage, please read this story.
You can also listen to Jenifer’s web interview on Barbara Conelli’s La Dolce Chique Program. (Though, please note that since this interview the blogs that were formerly called Italian South Florida and Italian New York have been merged into Cosi Buono. We still own the trademarks on the former names, so the domains redirect to Cosi Buono and we kept those names on our social media sites. So, you can follow the blog at: