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24 09, 2015

Is There Such a Thing as Italian Cuisine?

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, London|2 Comments

Is there such a thing as Italian cuisine? I'll be tackling that question alongside historian Professor John Dickie and celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei at a special event at The London Review Bookshop on October 1. Italy is home to rich and numerous regional cuisines that have been shaped by politics, economics, and geography. What we [...]

19 09, 2015

Da Artenio in Rome’s Testaccio Market

September 19th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |6 Comments

If you’re curious how, in spite of intense daily exercise, I keep my BMI right around (emphasis on “round”) 26, it’s simple: I eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My source for the most important meal of the day? That depends. Some mornings I find myself in the centro storico where countless Romans scarf [...]

16 09, 2015

La Cardellina in Trastevere

September 16th, 2015|Categories: Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

“We’d like to buy some limoncello to take home. Can you suggest a place to snag a bottle or two?” This request used to send me reeling. Personally, I can live without the stuff–amaro and grappa rank way higher for me on the digestivo deliciousness scale. But visitors, having been served tart homemade versions of [...]

15 09, 2015

Spaghetti con crema di zucchine, mandorle, e pecorino

September 15th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Photo by Caput Mundi Cibus. It’s been a loooong summer, folks, and thanks to a string of unrelenting heat waves, Rome still has massive amounts of summer produce at its market stalls. But if crisp mornings are anything to go by, autumn will be here soon enough, which means its time to OD on the [...]

4 09, 2015

Where to Stay In Rome

September 4th, 2015|Categories: Accommodations, Rome & Lazio|18 Comments

La Casa di Amy offers budget accommodations in the Esquiline district. Updated! The dollar to euro rate could be better, but it is enjoying a relatively favorable exchange recently, so why not book a trip to Rome? There are thousands of accommodations to choose from, ranging from dingy hostels to overblown 5-star luxury hotels. Narrowing [...]

3 09, 2015

Upcoming Visits to Monte di Testaccio & Circus Maximus Mithraeum

September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Katie Parla Events, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

After escaping the Roman heat wave with a long trip back to the States, I'm back in town and thrilled to be back to work doing, among other things, giving tours. In the spring, I added affordable small group tours to the repertoire, so if you want to hang out and talk about food and [...]

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