21 08, 2016

Please Vote For Me For Saveur Blog Award

August 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio, Travel|3 Comments

I am excited to announce that my blog has been nominated for a Saveur Blog Award! I am so grateful to all who nominated me and would be boundlessly appreciative if you took a moment to cast your vote for Parla Food in the Eat the World category. I'm up there with a lot of [...]

17 08, 2016

Back in Bozcaada, Turkey

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

It's been a minute since I last visited Bozcaada, the Greek-turned-Turkish island just southwest of the Dardanelles. It's a longer trip from Istanbul than I remember: 8.5 long hours on an overnight bus that trims the Sea of Marmara, arching counterclockwise from Istanbul's Alibeyköy depot, followed by a lay-over at the Geyikli port before the [...]

11 08, 2016

Food & Wine: Rome Restaurants’ New Takes on the Classics

August 11th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Rome is a city enamored with its past. From the outside, it might look like a place that rejects trends and approaches innovations with suspicion. But for a little over 27 centuries, Roman cuisine has been evolving slowly, drawing on local ingredients while being gently coaxed forward by culinary trendsetters in restaurant kitchens. These days, [...]

8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

August 8th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Travel|6 Comments

Puglia is one of my favorite Italian regions for deep food immersion and it would be a shame to squander even a single culinary opportunity, so don't cringe when I tell you: eat pezzetti and involtini di cavallu. Both are braised horse. Just do it. While on the quest for Puglia's treats (equine and otherwise), [...]

13 07, 2016

Where to Eat in Rome in August, 2016 Edition

July 13th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|54 Comments

View Where to Eat in Rome in August in a larger map Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis which no longer permits many businesses to shutter for a month) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for the entire month, so whether you want fine dining, the city’s best gricia, pizza, or some down-home […]

12 07, 2016

Friselle, Baked Rings For Summertime, from Roscioli’s Cesare Agostini

July 12th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Cesare with Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery (June 2016) It's hot in Rome and there are few places more oppressively infernal than the Metro B next to the ovens at Antico Forno Roscioli. I asked Cesare Agostini for some baker's tip for keeping cool; Cesare (24) came to Italy from Ottowa, Canada three years ago [...]

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