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21 08, 2016

Please Vote For Me For Saveur Blog Award

August 21st, 2016|1 Comment

I am excited to announce that my blog has been nominated for a Saveur Blog Award! I am so grateful to all who nominated me and would be boundlessly appreciative if you took a moment to cast your vote for Parla Food in the Eat the World category. I'm up there with a lot of [...]

17 08, 2016

Back in Bozcaada, Turkey

August 17th, 2016|3 Comments

It's been a minute since I last visited Bozcaada, the Greek-turned-Turkish island just southwest of the Dardanelles. It's a longer trip from Istanbul than I remember: 8.5 long hours on an overnight bus that trims the Sea of Marmara, arching counterclockwise from Istanbul's Alibeyköy depot, followed by a lay-over at the Geyikli port before the [...]

8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

August 8th, 2016|5 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), [...]

5 07, 2016

Follow me on Snapchat

July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Oh, hey! I'm on Snapchat! Follow me for snaps about Rome, food, travel, and LOTS of duck-faced selfies. Just kidding about that last one. You can add me by username (katieparla) or via the code here or above.    

26 06, 2016

Mordi e Vai 2.0 Opens in Rome’s San Giovanni District

June 26th, 2016|2 Comments

Just under 3 years ago, Mara Cipriani and Sergio Esposito opened Mordi e Vai, a sandwich stall in the Testaccio Market. At the time, the couple was taking a huge risk. Street food (Rome-inspired and otherwise) hadn't had its moment yet (today, a so-called "strit fud" trend is in full swing) but Mara and Sergio were banking [...]

30 05, 2016

Eater’s Guide to the World

May 30th, 2016|4 Comments

Last week, Eater launched their first global guides, applying the popular Eater 38 model to cities all over the planet. You can find my Eater 38 for Rome here, which includes new spots like Tordo Matto, Sbanco, and Retrobottega alongside my longtime favorites. Frankly, coming up with 38 solid restaurant recommendations was tough and I [...]

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