22 10, 2013

Bonci Takes New York

2017-02-17T15:16:38+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Katie Parla Events, New York City, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

When team Bonci descended on NYC last month, anyone could have predicted the pizza carnage it would leave in its wake. I count myself as one of the casualties, so full from eating pizza I may consider taking a day off. Maybe. After a full week of pizza research, pizza events, pizza parties and pizza [...]

18 10, 2013

Parla Food on The Speakeasy

2017-02-17T15:16:38+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Categories: New York City, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

Photo credit: Elisia Menduni Yesterday I was a guest on Heritage Radio Network’s “The Speakeasy”. I had a blast talking to host Damon Boelte about Rome’s and Istanbul’s cocktails scenes, as well as the importance of spirits publications like the soon-to-launch online magazine Punch. You can listen to the full broadcast here. HRN’s […]

2 10, 2013

East to Elazığ

2017-02-17T15:16:39+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|5 Comments

The Euphrates. It’s the stuff that dreams and freshman year history classes are made of. I had seen its crescent-shaped path slice through the maps of Turkey, Syria and Iraq a million times, but I had never seen it up close nor grasped its utter beauty. I caught my first glimpse of its serene, steel [...]

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