26 08, 2016

How to Help Amatrice and Central Italy’s Earthquake Victims

2017-02-17T15:14:48+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Rome & Lazio|12 Comments

Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press Towns deep in central Italy's Apennines, including Amatrice, Accumoli, Pescara del Tronto, and Arquata del Tronto were struck with a devastating 6.2 earthquake earlier this week. This morning the death toll stands at 267 victims, a number that is expected to rise. Search, rescue and relief services are in desperate [...]

21 08, 2016

Please Vote For Me For Saveur Blog Award

2017-02-17T15:14:48+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio, Travel|4 Comments

I am excited to announce that my blog has been nominated for a Saveur Blog Award! I am so grateful to all who nominated me and would be boundlessly appreciative if you took a moment to cast your vote for Parla Food in the Eat the World category. I'm up there with a lot of [...]

17 08, 2016

Back in Bozcaada, Turkey

2017-02-17T15:14:48+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

It's been a minute since I last visited Bozcaada, the Greek-turned-Turkish island just southwest of the Dardanelles. It's a longer trip from Istanbul than I remember: 8.5 long hours on an overnight bus that trims the Sea of Marmara, arching counterclockwise from Istanbul's Alibeyköy depot, followed by a lay-over at the Geyikli port before the [...]

11 08, 2016

Food & Wine: Rome Restaurants’ New Takes on the Classics

2017-02-17T15:14:49+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Rome is a city enamored with its past. From the outside, it might look like a place that rejects trends and approaches innovations with suspicion. But for a little over 27 centuries, Roman cuisine has been evolving slowly, drawing on local ingredients while being gently coaxed forward by culinary trendsetters in restaurant kitchens. These days, [...]

8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

2017-02-17T15:14:49+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Travel|8 Comments

Puglia is one of my favorite Italian regions for deep food immersion and it would be a shame to squander even a single culinary opportunity, so don't cringe when I tell you: eat pezzetti and involtini di cavallu. Both are braised horse. Just do it. While on the quest for Puglia's treats (equine and otherwise), [...]

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