//February
28 02, 2015

Italy’s New Wave Pizza

February 28th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Travel|2 Comments

For centuries, pizza in Naples - indeed, across Italy - was meant to be a cheap fast food. It became such an ubiquitous phenomenon that many pizzerie have managed to skate by on sub-par ingredients, quick doughs and low-quality toppings. Only recently has pizza in Naples and beyond entered a new era. Call it third-wave [...]

27 02, 2015

Gabriele Bonci’s Pizzarium is Growing

February 27th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Pizza, Rome & Lazio|6 Comments

From February 23 until ???, Pizzarium will temporarily shut its doors at Via della Meloria 43 to undertake a renovation that will double its size. While works are going on, there will be a free shuttle service to take customers from closed Pizzarium to nearby Panificio Bonci (Via Trionfale 36), where Pizzarium-style pizza will be [...]

27 02, 2015

Rome’s Jewish Ghetto

February 27th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Jewish/Kosher, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Travel|10 Comments

As far back as the 2nd century B.C.E., Jews have made their home in Rome and represent the oldest Jewish community in the world outside Israel. What we recognize today as Roman Jewish cooking is fruit of universal Jewish dietary guidelines and, perhaps most importantly, the community’s forced isolation into a gated ghetto for 300 [...]

18 02, 2015

Grazing Along the Upper Bosphorus

February 18th, 2015|Categories: Istanbul, Restaurants, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|0 Comments

Rumeli Hisarı, an Ottoman fortress, is the gateway to the Upper Bosphorus. Even for a city that straddles two continents, Istanbul is packed. Depending on who’s counting, Turkey’s cultural capital is home to 14 to 20 million, a staggering range by any count. To accommodate the booming population, the city’s environs have been transformed and [...]

11 02, 2015

Where to Eat and Drink in Milan

February 11th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Guest Post, Milan, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits|15 Comments

Although Milan has long been written off as a disappointing food destination (models and fashion moguls aren't known for their appetites), the dining scene has improved dramatically in the past few years and Milan's unsung food scene is among the most exciting in Italy right now. Here's what's new and noteworthy: Dining Rebelot del Pont: A [...]

6 02, 2015

Rome Themed Dinner at Amis in Philly February 18

February 6th, 2015|Categories: America, Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

Join me and the team from Philly's Rome-inspired restaurant Amis for a very special dinner on February 18. Chefs Brad Spence, Ned Maddock and the crew are butchering a whole lamb for the feast and beverage director Steve Wildy will be pouring amazing beer, wine and liquors from Lazio. I'll be curating the meal and [...]

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