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. […]

2 06, 2010

Puglia Wrap Up, Where and What to Eat

June 2nd, 2010|17 Comments

Church of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, Santa Maria di Leuca. I always hesitate to do these wrap ups because they force me to reflect on the obscene amount of food I am capable of eating. I especially overdid on a three day trip to Puglia recently. It is my favorite Italian region for food and it would be a shame to […]

1 06, 2010

Il Rustico, The Leccese Hot Pocket

June 1st, 2010|9 Comments

Rustico – adj: Rustic; rural; of or relating to the country. noun: a baked savory snack made from puff pastry stuffed with bechamel, bits of mozzarella, black pepper, and a hint of tomato; the quintessential snack in southern Puglia. […]

29 05, 2010

Gelatateria Natale, Lecce in a Cup

May 29th, 2010|2 Comments

If there is one place on earth where eating copious amounts of fat all day long gives me no remorse, it’s Lecce. The whole place is swarming with sweet and savory temptations heavy on the olive oil (pizzi), besciamel (rustico), cream […]

29 05, 2010

Avio, Lecce: Don't Get What You Want, Get What You Need

May 29th, 2010|7 Comments

Have you ever ordered something at a cafe and totally thought you knew what you were getting but then got something totally different and were incredibly happy to be served that something that you didn’t even know you wanted? That is exactly […]

23 05, 2010

Purè di fave e cicoria at the AAR

May 23rd, 2010|2 Comments

On Friday afternoon, the American Academy in Rome served lunch in the courtyard for the first time this spring. Among the dishes served was purè di fave e cicoria, mashed fava beans with sauteed chicory on top. This dish hails from Puglia, but the […]