23 05, 2014

Alec Talks Food Writing

May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Interviews|2 Comments

The subject of this week’s overdue and long-awaited Parla Food Proust-inspired questionnaire is Alec Lobrano, a Connecticut native, who moved to Paris in 1986 via NYC and London. He served as European Correspondent for Gourmet from 1999-2009, and is a regular contributor to the world’s top food and […]

19 05, 2014

Istanbul’s Best Bites

May 19th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Istanbul, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|15 Comments

How do you make a person fall in love with a city you adore? When it comes to Istanbul, some might head directly to Hagia Sofia, while others would book a Bosphorus tour. And they wouldn’t be wrong. The city’s monuments and waterways are beyond beguiling. But on a recent trip to Istanbul with my [...]

13 05, 2014

24 Hours in Rome? Here’s How I’d Spend It

May 13th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio, Travel|4 Comments

Image from Design*Sponge Deep fried cornetti, bawdy food frescoes and a stiff drink are my idea of a good time. Today on Design*Sponge, I share where I get my fill of all this and then some. Read my full guide for 24 hours in Rome here.

10 05, 2014

20 Pizzas in 48 Hours in and Around Naples

May 10th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Press & Articles, Restaurants, Travel|7 Comments

Last month, my friend and illustrious colleague Andrew Sessa and I embarked on the dreamiest assignment in the land. We spent 48 hours eating in the best pizzerias in and around Naples. Read all about our carb-tastic 20-pizza journey in the Houston Chronicle (full article here) for the scoop on where to find […]

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