Talia Baiocchi is the editor-in-chief of Punch and the author of James Beard Award-nominated Sherry. She has written for Bon Appetit, Saveur, and many more. She lives in Brooklyn.Leslie Pariseau is the former deputy editor of Punch. She has written for the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, and Saveur. She too lives in Brooklyn.
"Some of the most pleasant hours I've ever spent have involved sipping spritzes, nibbling from little bowls of olives or potato chips or whatnot, and watching the life of whatever Italian town I'm in go by as the waiter lazily circles around to see if I d like another. Spritz is the perfect introduction to that unique culture. " David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch "Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau's Spritz is a compact volume that touches deftly on drink history and throws in a dash of travelogue. But it is built around the recipes which suggest that with just a few building blocks ingenuity can flow and flavors blossom." Wall Street Journal "The book ... would live nicely atop a crowded bar cart, beautifully illustrated, and filled with anecdotes and recipes for classic takes as well as more modern iterations from top bartenders." Vanity Fair "Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau's extensively researched history of the cocktail comes with enough spritz spins to make it through every beautiful day of the year, plus recipes for the food to match with them." Saveur "These brilliantly illustrated pages deliver a supremely approachable account of the spritz while unveiling the deeper meaning of the drink one that flows far beyond its flirty fizz. Spritz offers a beautifully rendered portrait of an iconic cocktail, an indispensable guide for channeling the spirit of Italian cocktail culture at home, and a drop-dead gorgeous visual experience." Katie Parla, co-author of Tasting Rome