/Naples & Campania
28 02, 2015

Italy’s New Wave Pizza

February 28th, 2015|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 [...]

10 11, 2014

Forgotten Flavors, Found in the Alto Casertano

November 10th, 2014|5 Comments

Speeding down the A1, the Italian traffic artery playfully dubbed “The Motorway of the Sun”, we exited at Santa Maria Capua Vetere, slowing our pace to navigate the series of increasingly curvy roads that led to our destination, Agriturismo Le Campestre, an agriturismo buried deep inside Campania’s Alto Casertano […]

9 10, 2014

Italian Pizza Styles Explained

October 9th, 2014|1 Comment

In the latest installment of Ali Rosen's Potluck Video series, Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery and I talk about a few (of many) common pizza styles.

14 08, 2014

50 Kalò, Ciro Salvo’s New Pizzeria in Naples

August 14th, 2014|2 Comments

Competition among Naples’ historic pizzerias is fierce and for decades, institutions have reigned, attracting loyal admirers with their cheap pies and no frills atmosphere. But recently, the preeminence of the city's long established pizza joints is being challenged by a new crop of pizzerias seeking to transform the humble native dish into a gourmet product [...]

10 05, 2014

20 Pizzas in 48 Hours in and Around Naples

May 10th, 2014|7 Comments

Last month, my friend and illustrious colleague Andrew Sessa and I embarked on the dreamiest assignment in the land. We spent 48 hours eating in the best pizzerias in and around Naples. Read all about our carb-tastic 20-pizza journey in the Houston Chronicle (full article here) for the scoop on where to find […]

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. […]