Katie can have infinite hoagie knowledge and know about Roman food. Incredible, isn’t it? In addition to living in Rome since 2003 (she doesn’t believe this alone is a legitimate credential), she has a Master’s Degree in Italian Gastronomic Culture and lectures at universities about food and beverages; these topics are her life. Also, New Jersey is a fertile breeding ground for gastronomes (ahem, Alice Waters). It is the Garden State, you know?