10 04, 2014

Introducing Parla Food City Guides

2017-02-17T15:16:25+01:00April 10th, 2014|Categories: Antep/Gaziantep, Copenhagen, Florence, Food & Wine, Istanbul, London, Naples & Campania, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Puglia, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Sicily, Vieques|6 Comments

Parla Food turns five years old this month. Crazy, right? She looks older. I blame all the cocktails and carbonara. With each passing year, wading though posts and categories devoted to various cities has become increasingly cumbersome. So to make things easier for you, fair reader, I have launched a series of City Guides. [...]

1 05, 2011

Piedmont Slays Tuscany

2016-01-09T14:12:55+01:00May 1st, 2011|Categories: Culture, Florence, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Piedmont, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|8 Comments

Susanna Bianco of Az. Ag. Gigi Bianco in her vineyard. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Piedmont is way better than Tuscany. Nebbiolo pummels Sangiovese Grosso, the Langhe and Roero are cooler than Val d’Orcia and Chianti, and I’ll take carne cruda over bistecca fiorentina any day of the week. Of course [...]

10 11, 2009

La Bussola, Florence

2016-01-07T14:37:32+01:00November 10th, 2009|Categories: Carbs, Florence, Pizza, Restaurants|4 Comments

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about Neapolitan pizza, margherita in particular. The spongy crust and elastic interior dough topped with just a thin layer of sauce, mozzarella di bufala, and basil leaves is perhaps the greatest combination […]