31 10, 2012

Rome Restaurant Week November 5-11

2017-02-17T15:17:00+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|4 Comments

Metamorfosi. Rome restaurant week is upon us once again and prix fixe lunches and dinners will be served at select restaurants starting at €25. While around 80 venues are participating, not all are worth your hard earned dough. Some of the best, like Pipero al Rex, have been booked for weeks. Ditto for […]

29 10, 2012

Boyoz for Breakfast in Izmir, Turkey

2017-02-17T15:17:00+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|2 Comments

Izmir isn’t my favorite place for dining in Turkey. In fact, during our four-night stay last week, most meals left me disillusioned, disappointed, and distraught. Among the city’s highlights were its breakfast pastry, boyoz, a flaky savory bun served with oven-baked hard-boiled eggs. They were number one […]

27 10, 2012

Parla Food on How To Tour Italy Podcast

2017-02-17T15:17:00+00:00 October 27th, 2012|Categories: Beer, Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

I recently joined the wonderful Anthony Capozzoli on his radio show "How to Tour Italy" to chat about beer, food, apps, tours, and more. Listen here or download the podcast in iTunes.

26 10, 2012

Gevrek in Izmir

2017-02-17T15:17:00+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|2 Comments

Earlier this week, while walking through the Alsancak section of Izmir in search of a flaky, savory breakfast at Dostlar Boyoz Fırını, Mamma Parla, Rita and I caught the aroma of toasted sesame seeds and followed our noses. […]

23 10, 2012

Return To Cappadocia

2017-02-17T15:17:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Culture, Travel|3 Comments

It’s been just over three years since I last visited Central Anatolia’s Cappadocia region. In 2009, I spent a week there while updating the Rough Guide to Turkey. I stayed with my friend Susan in her stunning cave house in Üçhisar and we drove around the region checking out hotels and restaurants and looking for [...]

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