/Gastronomic Traditions
21 08, 2016

Please Vote For Me For Saveur Blog Award

August 21st, 2016|1 Comment

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 [...]

8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

August 8th, 2016|4 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|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|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 [...]

26 06, 2016

Mordi e Vai 2.0 Opens in Rome’s San Giovanni District

June 26th, 2016|2 Comments

Just under 3 years ago, Mara Cipriani and Sergio Esposito opened Mordi e Vai, a sandwich stall in the Testaccio Market. At the time, the couple was taking a huge risk. Street food (Rome-inspired and otherwise) hadn't had its moment yet (today, a so-called "strit fud" trend is in full swing) but Mara and Sergio were banking [...]

27 04, 2016

Where to Eat, Drink & Shop for Books in North America

April 27th, 2016|2 Comments

One of the many perks of a 22-city book tour includes never being hungry. As I criss-cross the United States and Canada, I get to explore all sorts of incredible regional North American cuisine, cocktails, and craft brewing. Aside from a few sad airport breakfasts, I have been loving the food on the road and [...]

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