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29 11, 2014

And the Winners Are…

November 29th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events|1 Comment

Congrats to Marco P, Suzanne Z, and Karen B, winners of this week's special book giveaway. I'll be giving away copies of Talia Baiocchi's new book, Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes next month, but the offer is exclusively for newsletter subscribers. Be sure to sign up [...]

28 11, 2014

The Tiber River’s Last Eel Fishermen

November 28th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Interviews, Rome on a Budget|4 Comments

Cesare and Alfredo Bergamini have been fishing for eels in the Tiber since 1947. Now 74 and 77, respectively, the brothers learned the profession from their grandfather. In post-war Rome, they shared the water with other eel fishermen–and a great deal more eels. But falling eel stock caused by pollution coupled with spiraling profitability due [...]

27 11, 2014

Hotel Review: DOM Hotel In Rome

November 27th, 2014|Categories: Accommodations, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

A very pricey cocktail in progress on the roof of the new-ish DOM Hotel. The DOM Hotel, a five-star luxury retreat, opened on Via Giulia in central Rome a little less than a year ago. The place is a good value, in relation to its category, and the location is hard to beat. I weigh [...]

25 11, 2014

Terre e Domus / Enoteca Provincia Romana Reopens in Central Rome

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio|Tags: , |7 Comments

When Enoteca Provincia Romana opened four years ago just off Piazza Venezia, local guides rejoiced. Finally, there was a place near the Roman Forum where one could go for a decent meal, plus it offered a view of Trajan’s Column and the Altare della Patria to boot. The food was good, but not flawless, and [...]

23 11, 2014

Giveaway! Win Brooks Headley’s “Fancy Desserts”

November 23rd, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes, Sweets & Dessert|25 Comments

I’m totally hooked on Brooks Headley’s desserts. The cookies, cakes and frozen treats he and his team make in Del Posto’s award winning kitchen are rooted in flavor and texture clashes that achieve a beautiful harmony through their contradiction. Like Brooks, they are endearingly unconventional and completely without […]

20 11, 2014

New PUNCH City Guides!

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Beer, Culture, Food & Wine, London, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

Illustration by Jen Kruch for PUNCH. I am super excited/honored/elated to be a part of the new PUNCH city guides, which give the low down on where to drink wine, cocktails and craft beer in cities across the globe. Check out my Rome guide and London contributions, then poke around the PUNCH site for brilliant [...]

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