/Puglia
21 06, 2018

Food of the Italian South Cookbook Now Available for Pre-Order!

2018-06-21T16:35:53+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Basilicata, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|9 Comments

I have a few super exciting things to announce! First, Untitled South Italy Cookbook finally has a title: Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes. The book also has a cover (focaccia!!!) and a publication date (March 12, 2019!!!). If it seems like a long time has passed since I [...]

31 08, 2017

Focaccia Pugliese Recipe

2018-08-06T03:30:23+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|1 Comment

Just as Naples is the capital of Italy’s thick-rimmed wood fired pizza pies, Bari and its surrounding Pugliese towns are home to a beloved regional flatbread, focaccia. This high-hydration, olive oil-rich dough is baked in cast iron pans at places like Panificio Fiore on Strada della Città in Bari Vecchia. The pan is drenched in [...]

8 08, 2016

Where to Eat in Puglia

2017-02-17T15:14:49+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Travel|8 Comments

Puglia is one of my favorite Italian regions for deep food immersion and it would be a shame to squander even a single culinary opportunity, so don't cringe when I tell you: eat pezzetti and involtini di cavallu. Both are braised horse. Just do it. While on the quest for Puglia's treats (equine and otherwise), [...]

10 04, 2014

Introducing Parla Food City Guides

2017-02-17T15:16:25+00:00 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. [...]

2 06, 2010

Puglia Wrap Up, Where and What to Eat

2016-01-08T04:29:01+00:00 June 2nd, 2010|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|17 Comments

Church of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, Santa Maria di Leuca. I always hesitate to do these wrap ups because they force me to reflect on the obscene amount of food I am capable of eating. I especially overdid on a three day trip to Puglia recently. It is my favorite Italian region for food [...]

1 06, 2010

Il Rustico, The Leccese Hot Pocket

2016-01-07T03:38:42+00:00 June 1st, 2010|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia|9 Comments

Rustico – adj: Rustic; rural; of or relating to the country. noun: a baked savory snack made from puff pastry stuffed with bechamel, bits of mozzarella, black pepper, and a hint of tomato; the quintessential snack in southern Puglia. […]