Fried things at Supplizio. This summer, I had the tremendous joy/honor of collaborating with prolific restaurant and portrait photographer Daniel Krieger, whose work you might recognize from The New York Times, Esquire, Bon Appetit, GQ, Eater, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Our piece for Punch, detailing a boozy Saturday night in Rome, [...]
It’s been a whirlwind trip back to Jerz and, as usual, I ate entirely too much pizza (in the sense that I should have saved room for dumplings and other things I cannot find in Rome). Between slices, I did loads of work on Really Roman and a few other projects, but still found plenty [...]
Rome’s rapidly growing trend, “lo street food”, seems unstoppable. I’m not talking about food trucks, which really really don’t work or exist here the way the do in other cities, nor the ubiquitous pizza by the slice joints. I’m referring to a different approach to marketing food in which takeaways, cafes and restaurants […]
One of my great joys in life is collaborating with other creative minds. Not so amazing, on the other hand, is facing the terrible internet trolls of the world. Bloggers and writers of all sorts can face criticism from readers. I think that’s a good thing! But when unhinged commenters force their crazy on you, [...]
The latest installment of my web series, "Katie Parla's Rome" visits Testaccio's former slaughterhouse, which has been transformed into contemporary art spaces and organic marketplaces. Check out this and other videos on my YouTube Channel.
In these last days of summer, I have had an insatiable thirst for the light and (somewhat) local aperitif Vermouth del Professore. Though this sweet white vermouth is made in Piedmont--at the Antica Distelleria Quaglia in Castelnuovo Don Bosco to be precise--the idea was conceived in Rome by The Jerry Thomas Project, the city's premier [...]