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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 03, 2014

Brooklyn Pizza Institution Di Fara Sucks. Here’s Why.

March 18th, 2014|15 Comments

That yellow can of Filippo Berio olive oil is a giant red flag. Run away. I grew up in central New Jersey eating greasy pizza made by Italians who were either too lazy to source decent cheese, too greedy to splurge on the good stuff, or too confident their clients couldn't tell the difference. Plenty [...]

22 10, 2013

Bonci Takes New York

October 22nd, 2013|Comments Off on Bonci Takes New York

When team Bonci descended on NYC last month, anyone could have predicted the pizza carnage it would leave in its wake. I count myself as one of the casualties, so full from eating pizza I may consider taking a day off. Maybe. After a full week of pizza research, pizza events, pizza parties and pizza workshops, it’s fair to say that we made the most of a short time in NYC. […]

18 10, 2013

Parla Food on The Speakeasy

October 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Photo credit: Elisia Menduni Yesterday I was a guest on Heritage Radio Network’s “The Speakeasy”. I had a blast talking to host Damon Boelte about Rome’s and Istanbul’s cocktails scenes, as well as the importance of spirits publications like the soon-to-launch online magazine Punch. You can listen to the full broadcast here. HRN’s […]

15 10, 2013

Arriva Il Bonci

October 15th, 2013|1 Comment

Are you ready New York City?! Gabriele Bonci aka “the Michelangelo of pizza”, renowned baker and founder/owner of Rome’s Pizzarium and Panificio Bonci will touch down on US soil later today. His 7-day whirlwind trip will […]

27 09, 2013

Parla & Bonci Team Up For Pizza & Beer in Brooklyn

September 27th, 2013|4 Comments

Special thanks to Rick Poon for the pizza-staring portrait. In just three weeks, I will be co-hosting a pizza and beer event with Gabriele Bonci, Rome's renowned baker and pizzaiolo, at Paulie Gee's in Brooklyn. Bonci will bake his signature pizza by the slice, as well as cuts of meat and veggies wrapped in pizza [...]