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27 04, 2016

Where to Eat, Drink & Shop for Books in North America

2017-02-17T15:14:59+01:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: America, California, City Guides, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

One of the many perks of a 22-city book tour includes never being hungry. As I criss-cross the United States and Canada, I get to explore all sorts of incredible regional North American cuisine, cocktails, and craft brewing. Aside from a few sad airport breakfasts, I have been loving the food on the road and [...]

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 04, 2014

Where to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

2017-02-17T15:16:26+01:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, New Orleans, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

Tis the season! Sazeracs, hot sauce, and bread stuffed with fried things are pretty much all I need to survive, which is why I love New Orleans. There are lots of other reasons The Crescent City has captured my affection. Logically these are also food and […]

27 05, 2012

Boucherie Review in NYT Travel Section

2017-02-17T15:18:00+01:00May 27th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, New Orleans, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

Photo from Boucherie home page In January, I paid a visit to my friends Nat and Meredith in their adopted hometown of New Orleans. They took me to their favorite neighborhood restaurant for dinner and our meal is the subject of this weekend's Bites column in the NYT. Read it here or in Sunday's Travel [...]

18 02, 2012

Nine Roses, Vietnamese Magic on the Mississippi

2017-02-17T15:19:47+01:00February 18th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, New Orleans, Restaurants, Travel|3 Comments

New Orleans isn’t all boudin balls, gumbo, and jambalaya. There is also a thriving Vietnamese food culture in the city and my friend Nat and I took a drive to Nine Roses last month for a taste. Behind the strip mall inspired facade we found flavorful pho, garlicky greens and a delectable sweet and sour [...]

16 02, 2012

Franky and Johnny's in Uptown, New Orleans

2017-02-17T15:19:48+01:00February 16th, 2012|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, New Orleans, Restaurants|4 Comments

I lack the discipline to write about a place in-situ and often find myself writing about distant locales in unfamiliar places. When I flew to Trieste last week and began to write about a meal I had had in New Orleans in January, it struck me that, for a change, I was writing from a [...]