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 [...]

29 07, 2022

Where to Eat in Rome in August 2022

2022-09-30T17:51:21+02:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|67 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2022: Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (including due to the covid crisis...places just can't afford to close) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for most of the month, so whether you [...]

29 04, 2022

Where to Eat and Drink in Venice, Italy

2022-09-30T17:52:56+02:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Blog, City Guides, Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Venice|0 Comments

Venice is a tough city for food--and an expensive one, too, especially if you're accustomed to cities like Rome where you can eat very well on a budget. If you plan ahead and make bookings at restaurants well in advance, you will enjoy Venetian dining, particularly if you are OK budgeting €75 and up per [...]