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29 07, 2014

Katie Parla’s Rome: Food & Archeology

July 29th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Videos|2 Comments

The latest installment of my YouTube series "Katie Parla's Rome" visits the ancient cattle market, the banks of the Tiber River and the Circus Maximus. Join me for a stroll through Rome's ancient food spaces for a peek at the city's archeology viewed through a culinary lens. If you're up for more than a bit [...]

24 07, 2014

Great Grandma Parla’s Pizza

July 24th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Guest Post, Pizza|10 Comments

Papa Parla eating pizza* while driving down Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn. It’s a Parla tradition. Living so far from New Jersey has fewer benefits that I had originally predicted as a teenager. When I left home for college in 1998, I could’t escape fast enough. But as I have matured, I have become increasingly enamored [...]

23 07, 2014

Introducing Pigneto, Prenestina and the Periphery

July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Culture, Rome & Lazio, Travel|4 Comments

I’m excited to announce a new tour dedicated to one of my favorite areas of Rome, the Via Prenestina and its adjacent Pigneto neighborhood. The three-hour tour begins at the edge of the 3rd century Aurelian Walls and progresses eastward to delve deeply into the history and culture of Pigneto, a pleasantly tourist-free district [...]

17 07, 2014

Mazzo’s Gin & Tonic Parlour July 19 in Rome

July 17th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

On July 19, Mazzo in Centocelle will host a Gin&Tonic Parlour, a night dedicated to G&Ts paired with small plates. From 6-11pm, Mazzo’s staff will pair 4 different gin & tonics with food. Each drink and snack combo costs €10; individual plates will be priced at €3. Personally, I’m a brown liquor kinda gal [...]

11 07, 2014

Meat Dreams: Italian Chefs Share Meaty Memories

July 11th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Interviews, Meat, Offal|0 Comments

It's Meat Week over on Eater, a five day carnivorous celebration of flesh, blood and guts. While most of the coverage is Americentric, I asked some Italy-based chefs of note to share their strongest meat memories. Submissions range from cerebral (literally) to scary (at least for Franco). Eater has the low down. Read the full [...]

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