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5 12, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get the Italy Lovers in Your Life

2022-12-06T20:39:59+01:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: Cocktails, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

My friend made a salami Christmas tree! This year can end on a high note! I guess one way to do it is to craft yourself a Christmas tree made of cured meats like my pal Silvio Imperati of Salumificio Cardone in Agerola. Another is to give gifts purchased from small businesses and [...]

4 12, 2022

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

2022-12-05T14:27:45+01:00December 4th, 2022|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|80 Comments

  UPDATED FOR 2022/2023! There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to [...]

24 11, 2022

Recipe: Insalata di Polpo con Le Patate (Octopus and Potato Salad)

2022-11-24T12:30:10+01:00November 24th, 2022|Categories: Basilicata, Fish, Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

  Insalata di Polpo con le Patate Octopus and Potato Salad In southern Italy octopi are plucked from the sea and transformed into tender salads. The precise condiments change from kitchen to kitchen but tend to include lemon juice, parsley, olive oil, and herbs. My favourite variation is inspired by the coastlines of Basilicata and Campania, [...]

19 11, 2022

Recipe from Katie Parla’s Roman Kitchen: Pollo alla Cacciatora (Chicken Cacciatore)

2022-12-01T21:55:04+01:00November 19th, 2022|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

First of all, thank you for your patience. The Pollo alla Cacciatora (Chicken Cacciatore) episode of "Katie Parla's Roman Kitchen" on Recipe.TV premiered 2,000 years ago and yet I am only now sharing the written version. I was so occupied with writing, editing, and printing Food of the Italian Islands (support ya girl and preorder [...]

15 11, 2022

Recipe: Spaghetti alle Vongole | Spaghetti with Clams

2022-11-15T16:25:49+01:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Carbs, Fish, Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

Spaghetti alle vongole is my desert island dish, my death row meal, the thing I crave more than any other food INCLUDING PIZZA. Shocking but true. In spite of this fact, it didn't make it into Food of the Italian Islands (now available for preorder!!!) because I wanted to give attention to a regional variation [...]

11 11, 2022

Food of the Italian Islands now Available for Pre-Order!

2022-11-11T12:49:22+01:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Sicily, Venice, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

85 authentic recipes and 120 stunning photographs from the sunbaked beaches, coastal villages, and rolling hillsides of Sicily, Sardinia, and beyond. Pre-order a signed copy of my forthcoming cookbook Food of the Italian Islands, the follow-up to my critically acclaimed book Food of the Italian South that has been half a decade in the making! The book will be released [...]