Ian MacAllen

Writer, critic, designer.

Ian MacAllen in a pink shirt on Cape Cod

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American. He is a writer, critic, and graphic designer living in Brooklyn. He previously worked as the Senior Food Correspondent at America Domani and is a regular contributor at Chicago Review of Books.

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In Red Sauce, Ian MacAllen traces the evolution of traditional Italian-American cuisine, often referred to as “red sauce Italian,” from its origins in Italy to its transformation in America into a new, distinct cuisine.