/Naples & Campania
10 04, 2014

Introducing Parla Food City Guides

April 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. [...]

15 01, 2014

Pepe in Grani and the Politics of Pizza

January 15th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Restaurants, Travel|21 Comments

Photo: Luciano Furia Pizza is never just pizza. There is history, culture and politics woven into its glutinous strands. And in Caiazzo, a once-declining village in Campania’s Alto Casertano sub-region 50 km from Naples, pizza is life. The deity in this analogy is Franco Pepe, a tall, lean vision in white widely recognized as Italy’s [...]

17 07, 2013

Procida, An Island Getaway Off the Coast of Naples

July 17th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Naples & Campania, Restaurants, Travel|24 Comments

UPDATED! My aversion to fancy things is almost as intense as my attraction to that which is unpolished. It is both of these factors that draw me to Procida, an island off the coast of Naples, again and again. On my first trip here with with Mamma Parla back in 2005, it felt like a [...]

27 04, 2012

Pizzeria Sorbillo in Naples Damaged in Fire

April 27th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Naples & Campania, Pizza|8 Comments

It is a sad day in Naples, and indeed all of the pizza-loving world. Early this morning, Pizzeria Sorbillo Gino Sorbillo’s pizzeria on Via dei Tribunali in the heart of Naples’ centro antico was severely damaged by fire. The cause of the fire, which started around 3am, is unknown at the moment, though there is [...]

2 01, 2012

Favorite Meals and Destinations of 2011

January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Beer, Copenhagen, Food & Wine, Gelato, Istanbul, London, Meat, Naples & Campania, New York City, Piedmont, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Spain, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|15 Comments

Liquid nitrogen aperitif at The Fat Duck. 2011 has come and gone and my 2012 calendar is beginning to fill up with what promise to be exciting culinary adventures. There is something very satisfying about planning meals half a year in advance but before I begin drifting in and out of food comas, it is [...]