20 11, 2013

Katie Parla’s Rome: Trionfale

2017-02-17T15:16:37+01:00November 20th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Videos|2 Comments

In the latest collaborative effort between Parla Food and Kat Tan Conte of Zero the One, I visit my absolute favorite neighborhood in Rome for snacking and food shopping. The Trionfale district, which is located just north of the Vatican has stellar bakeries, a legendary pizza by the slice joint and the city's best market.

4 09, 2013

Andrea Talks Pastries

2017-02-17T15:16:40+01:00September 4th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|0 Comments

Photo credit: Agnese Gambini Andrea De Bellis opened his eponymous pastry shop in central Rome in March and he hasn’t stopped innovating. Rome’s most creative pastry chef, whose 1000foglie bar and savory sandwiches are part of my daily regimen, chatted with Parla Food about how he got started and what inspires him. […]

26 08, 2013

Stefano Talks Pizza

2017-02-17T15:16:41+01:00August 26th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Interviews, Rome & Lazio|5 Comments

Photo credit: Luciano Furia. The Parla Food Proust-inspired questionnaire is back! It’s time for this blog to return to its roots and focus on the people who make great food and drink. This week, we hear from Stefano Callegari, the pizzeria mastermind behind Rome’s Sforno, 00100 and Tonda. […]

23 06, 2011

Claudio Talks Gelato

2017-02-17T15:27:05+01:00June 23rd, 2011|Categories: Culture, Gastronomic Traditions, Gelato, Interviews, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|18 Comments

Last week I met my hero, master gelato maker Claudio Torcè. He granted me a rare interview and was generous enough to spend 2 hours with me chatting in his shop on Viale dell’Aeronautica in Rome’s EUR district. At first I was a bit star struck, but Claudio is a kind and down to earth [...]

2 06, 2011

Simona Talks Food Distribution

2017-02-17T15:27:26+01:00June 2nd, 2011|Categories: Food & Wine, Interviews, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Simona Limentani (left) with a colleague. Last week, I sat down with Simona of Zolle, a company that provides Romans with high quality, organic, local food delivery. I paid a visit to Zolle’s headquarters and saw the assembly line of food packing and distribution. Lettuce, potatoes, onions, and zucchini were weighed, […]