About

Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of three novels and a regular contributor to The New York Times. Andrew has also written for Parade, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, Italy magazine, Maxim, and more. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Cucina Tipica – An Italian Adventure

Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure is the story of Jacoby Pines, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday

Outerborough Blues

OUTERBOROUGH BLUES: A BROOKLYN MYSTERY is an unconventional noir that takes place on the dawn of urban gentrification. Lyrical, atmospheric

The Domino Effect

THE DOMINO EFFECT is award-winning story of Danny Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens poisoned by the past. A series of painful

This Easter, Dine Like a Roman

By Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 no comments Permalink

The Italians do Easter very, very well, especially in Rome, where tradition is held close, from week-long processions to the scent of freshly baked Easter breads wafting through the streets. This makes perfect sense considering their whole history with the holiday — and the fact that the home of the Catholic Church happens to be housed within…

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Proof You Can Change Your Body in Three Weeks

By Monday, March 21st, 2016 no comments Permalink

Editor’s Note: To ensure our 21 Days to Total-Body Fitness plan was effective — and could actually better your health, performance, and body metrics within three weeks — we recruited 47-year-old Men’s Journal contributor Andrew Cotto to test drive it. He was instructed to follow the rules to the letter, but also not to hold…

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How Master Distiller Germán Gonzalez Drinks Tequila

By Thursday, February 25th, 2016 no comments Permalink

Germán Gonzalez’s mission is simple: To get Americans to drink better tequila. “My sense is that Americans are ready for a better product now, something that can be paired with Mexican food, sipped and enjoyed like wine or fine whiskey,” he says. He thinks he’s just the person to bring it. A descendant of the former president, General Manuel Gonzalez, Germán comes…

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At Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy in Cobble Hill, It’s Personal

By Friday, January 22nd, 2016 no comments Permalink

The city can sometimes seem like a battlefield for chain pharmacies, where the last vestiges of vintage apothecaries can be found only in kitsch restaurants that open in former pharmacies. But actual mom-and-pop drugstores still exist, even in gentrified Brooklyn neighborhoods like Cobble Hill, where Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy has endured for the past decade. On…

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A More Authentic Italian Experience, in Santo Spirito

By Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 no comments Permalink

While the main thoroughfares of Florence, Italy, continue to overflow with waves of tourists from all over the world, the quaint, narrow quarters of the ancient city increase in appeal to conscientious travelers seeking a more authentic experience. Look no further than the Santo Spirito quarter in the Oltrarno section of the city, south of the…

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