From Head To Tale: Now Available on Amazon

After over a year of research, writing, editing and formatting, my largest work is finally complete. It is called From Head To Tale and is an historic seafood cookbook containing over four hundred recipes, arranged chronologically by species, including recipes for appetizers, salads, soups and sauces.

From the back cover:

From Head to Tale explores five centuries of Western seafood history through recipes compiled from European and North American cookbooks. Learn which species of fish and shellfish have remained popular through the centuries. See how ingredients, cooking methods and even recipe formats evolved over time. From timeless classics to forgotten Medieval dishes, From Head to Tale will reveal of trove any seafood lover will enjoy.

Now that the book is finished, I plan on using some of the proceeds to try some of these historic recipes, which I will post on my new website

From Head To Tale is now available on Amazon, and will also be sold at Essex Shipbuilding Museum gift shop starting in spring 2017.


Italian History and Culture by Justin Demetri

Here are a few more of my articles featured on LifeinItaly. In my experience once you dive into the history of Italy as a stand-alone subject, it is amazing just how much of our modern world begins in Italy. Heroes, Villains, Inventors and events, the story of Italy is the story of Western Civilization.


Please visit some of my works below:


Find out who may be the true inventor of the telephone

Separate the myths from facts about Casanova

Learn more about Italy’s involvement in World War II

The King of Sicily known as “the wonder of the world”

Learn about some of Italy’s famous castles


Italian Food Articles by Justin Demetri

It’s no secret that I love food, and researching and writing about Italian food was certainly some of the most fun I’ve had as a writer. It also brought back a lot of memories of all that great food I got to eat over in Italy. Here are links to some of my most popular Italian food articles:



History of Gelato

History of Pasta

History of Pizza

Italian Coffee






Sicilian Wines


These and many more great articles about Italy can be found at

The World of Italian Coffee
The World of Italian Coffee