Katie Parla is a Rome-based food and beverage journalist, culinary guide, and cookbook author. She has written or edited more than 30 books and co-hosts Gola, a podcast about Italian food culture, with Dr. Danielle Callegari.
In her latest cookbook, Food of the Italian South, Katie shares rich recipes and historical and cultural insights that encapsulate the miles of rugged beaches, sheep-dotted mountains, meditatively quiet towns, and, most important, culinary traditions unique to this precious piece of Italy. Get your signed copy and merch today and be sure to check out Parla’s other recent work: Walking Rome, Tasting Rome, Flour Lab, and American Sfoglino.
When not writing cookbooks or filing articles for publications like Saveur, Food & Wine, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Eater, and The New York Times, you can find Katie leading culinary walking tours of Rome, the city she has called home since 2003.
Keep up with Katie on Instagram and Facebook as she researches and writes her next book, Food of the Italian Islands (Clarkson Potter, Spring 2021) and stay in touch via her monthly newsletter.