/Puglia
8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

August 8th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Travel|6 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), [...]

10 04, 2014

Introducing Parla Food City Guides

April 10th, 2014|Categories: Antep/Gaziantep, Copenhagen, Florence, Food & Wine, Istanbul, London, Naples & Campania, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Puglia, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Sicily, Vieques|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|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|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|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia|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|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Gelato, Puglia, Sweets & Dessert|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|Categories: Puglia, Sweets & Dessert|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 […]

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