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24 09, 2015

Is There Such a Thing as Italian Cuisine?

September 24th, 2015|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 [...]

20 11, 2014

New PUNCH City Guides!

November 20th, 2014|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 [...]

10 04, 2014

Introducing Parla Food City Guides

April 10th, 2014|6 Comments

Parla Food turns five years old this month. Crazy, right? She looks older. I blame all the cocktails and carbonara. With each passing year, wading though posts and categories devoted to various cities has become increasingly cumbersome. So to make things easier for you, fair reader, I have launched a series of City Guides. […]

18 11, 2013

Where to Eat, Drink and Shop for Booze in London

November 18th, 2013|6 Comments

Lamb tongues at St John Bread & Wine. London’s dining and drinking culture just gets better and better. Whether you are in the market for artisanal breads, masterfully prepared offal or sensational wine, this cultural capital is sure to satisfy if you know where to go. Wading through all the hype and new openings and restaurant PR nonsense is a hassle, so […]

21 03, 2013

More Than Just Wine at the Real Wine Fair in London

March 21st, 2013|0 Comments

On March 17-18, The Real Wine Fair was held in Tobacco Dock in Lodon’s Wapping district. As the name would imply, there were amazing natural wine makers from all over the world (with an especially large presence from Georgia), but visitors to the fair were also treated to a fantastic array of food, beer and […]

4 11, 2012

La Grotta Ices Opens Shop in London’s Spa Terminus

November 4th, 2012|2 Comments

Kitty Travers (left) with sister Cicely at La Grotta Ices. Concord grape and prosecco sorbet. It’s a flavor combo that would be right at home in autumnal Italy. But Londoners can enjoy this tangy-tart-effervescent treat, too. Kitty Travers is serving this and other seasonal flavors at her new shop, La Grotta Ices Ice Cream Hole in the Wall, which opened […]