31 10, 2015

Halloween at Mercato di Testaccio

2017-02-17T15:15:11+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Categories: Markets, Rome on a Budget|3 Comments

Daniele Sartor grilling at last month’s special opening. I’m not so into Halloween. I do love sweets and normally I’m on board for any activity that may result in piles of bite sized Milky Ways. But I hate dressing up. Ask Mamma Parla: I wore my travel soccer uniform as my costume for from 1990 [...]

27 10, 2015

The Essential Guide to Drinking in Milan

2017-02-17T15:15:11+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Beer, Cocktails, Culture, Food & Wine, Milan, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

Illustration by Yoonhwa Jang. The Expo may be wrapping up, but that's no reason to skip a trip to Milan! Italy's fashion and business capital has a robust drinking culture, thanks, in part, to its historic bars and liquor companies. Sara Porro and I created a guide for Punch detailing the best places for aperitivo, [...]

26 10, 2015

Gabriele Bonci & Nick Anderer at NYC’s Chef’s Club

2017-02-17T15:15:11+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, Pizza|1 Comment

https://instagram.com/p/9L9oxOxe9M/?taken-by=chefsclubny Roman baker and pizzaiolo Gabriele Bonci of Pizzarium and Panifico Bonci is teaming up with Nick Anderer of NYC’s Marta and Maialino for a pizza-themed event next month. Gabriele and Nick will be cooking together for two nights only, November 13 and 14, at Chef’s Club by Food & Wine (275 Mulberry Street, NYC). [...]

25 10, 2015

Sfiha, Tannour, and Kibbeh Near Baalbek, Lebanon

2017-02-17T15:15:13+00:00 October 25th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Lebanon, Meat, Travel|0 Comments

Last week during a day trip to Baalbek, my driver Hussien and I stopped for two breakfasts. The first was light (relatively speaking): a thin, crepe-like bread smeared with fresh cheese and honey, then rolled. The second was a bit more substantial: syrup-soaked semolina filled with a soft cheese and stuffed into a sesame seed [...]

18 10, 2015

Baalbek, Lebanon and Its Roman Temples

2017-02-17T15:15:13+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Categories: Lebanon, Travel|4 Comments

The ancient Temple of Bacchus. On Tuesday, I visited ancient Heliopolis in the city of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon. Thanks to my degree in art history with a concentration in Roman antiquity, I tend to view archeological sites as being divorced from their contemporary surroundings. I think we all do this to some extent. Of [...]

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