I’m so glad you’ve found your way to For the Feast.
I am Carrie Pacini, a food writer, photographer, and stylist based in Houston, Texas, where I live with my husband and two children.
I’ve served on the Board of Directors for the Italian Cultural and Community Center for over four years and continue to be active in the community when time allows.
My family’s roots are in Italy, and that heritage flavors much of our lives, from the food on our table to our highly anticipated summer escapes. I love the rich culture and savory cuisine of the Old World and cannot wait to share some of my favorite flavors — and the stories behind them — with you!
With a full schedule, I’m mindful of easy ways to get a meal on the table, and I love experimenting with classic, rustic flavors in a way that fits our modern lives.
For the Feast is a sanctuary for discussion on food, travel, and family, as well as a valuable resource for you as you bring this rich cultural heritage into your own home.
I’ve spent a month in Israel, ridden a camel in Turkey, and seen a full solar eclipse through a Coke bottle in Greece. I’ve sipped Guinness in Ireland, learned how to make a proper tea in England, and feasted on an unforgettable venison stew in New Zealand.
I’ve gotten lost in the French countryside, island-hopped from Cayman to the Bahamas to Jamaica, and wandered all over Italy (though I still can’t get enough of Tuscany). I love figuring out the little things in each new city, like where to buy milk or how to find my way around when the maps are missing streets or tiny forgotten alleyways that are always full of the most amazing secrets. These are the experiences that flavor my life, and I look forward to sharing them with you!
… a strong cappuccino, buttery chocolate croissants, all types of berries, supper on a Sunday, the moment before it starts to rain
…the view overlooking Lucca from San Colombano, festivals, outdoor markets, vintage material, a magical week in Tuscany with my parents and my family
… New York, New Orleans, and London
… studying what makes a culture tick and what traditions they carry on, the way people walk, talk, eat, and drink
… the smell of gardenia, white sage, my mother’s stew, coffee in the morning
… foreign film, indie movies, documentaries, Wes Anderson, and Sofia Coppola
… my family — John, Adrian, and Giulia are my world, and I adore them!
You can contact me at carrie (AT) forthefeast (DOT) com