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24 10, 2014

Jim Lahey & Parla Food Team Up for Rome Pizza Event

October 24th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, Pizza, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

To celebrate the Italian release of Jim Lahey’s landmark book My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method (Pane Senza Impasto, Jim and I will be hosting a pizza and wine pairing event at Pizzeria Emma in central Rome on November 6 at 7:30pm. Jim will be preparing three pizzas, which will be preceded by Emma’s [...]

22 10, 2014

How the Aperol Spritz Became Italy’s Favorite Cocktail

October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Press & Articles, Wine & Spirits|7 Comments

In a country as culturally diverse as Italy, where regional differences in language, cuisine and drinking practices remain distinct even 150 years after unification, naming a national aperitif would be borderline blasphemy. But as far as northern Italy goes, you could build a pretty strong case for the Aperol Spritz. In the […]

21 10, 2014

Katie Parla’s Rome: Trastevere

October 21st, 2014|Categories: Rome & Lazio, Travel, Videos|5 Comments

Just across the Tiber River from the historical center, Trastevere was the neighborhood where foreigners and worshipers of foreign cults dwelled during early Roman times. Its charming maze of medieval streets and picturesque squares make it the ideal setting to discover Rome’s growth and development through ancient, medieval, and modern times.

16 10, 2014

Clamato in Paris: An Oyster Bar With Small Plates

October 16th, 2014|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, France, Restaurants, Travel|5 Comments

Clamato is good. Too good. So good that on a trip to Paris in April I ate there twice, first with Mamma Parla alone and then again with our sister-mom-friend Şemsa. Clamato is brought to you by Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat, the duo behind acclaimed Septime, which happens to be next door. They opened [...]

14 10, 2014

“Katie Parla’s City Guides” Now in the App Store

October 14th, 2014|Categories: Istanbul, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|0 Comments

Recently, Apple launched a new feature on the App Store, which allows developers to bundle their apps in order to offer them at a discounted price. Purchase the "Katie Parla's City Guides" bundle and get both my Rome and Istanbul apps for $3.99 (they're $2.99 each if purchased separately). Find out more on the App [...]

10 10, 2014

13 Food Souvenirs from Istanbul

October 10th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Istanbul, Press & Articles, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|2 Comments

Pistachio marzipan from Meşhur Bebek Badem Ezmesi. You can try to prepare for a food-focused trip to Istanbul, but the sheer variety of regional and ethnic cuisines available in Turkey’s cultural capital will overwhelm even the most seasoned visitor. One trip won’t be enough to crack the code, but you can transport the city’s flavors [...]

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