/Giveaway: Delicious Foods from Gustiamo and A Copy of Tasting Rome

Giveaway: Delicious Foods from Gustiamo and A Copy of Tasting Rome

Gustiamo's The Katie Parla Tasting Rome Box Best Food

As promised, I will be rolling out a number of Tasting Rome giveaways — I hope you’re as excited about the book as I am:) First up, Gustiamo’s Tasting Rome-themed box curated by yours truly. Gustiamo sources gorgeous products from artisans all over Italy and we have put together a box featuring: Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Lazio, Carnaroli Rice, Miracolo of San Gennaro Tomatoes, Mullet Bottarga, Anchovies, Fine Sea Salt, Spaghetti Faella, Maccheroni Martelli, Sant’Eustachio Roman Coffee (filter grind), and of course the book! Armed with Gustiamo’s ingredients and Tasting Rome’s instructions you will be on your way to tasting Rome at home!

To enter to win the Tasting Rome Box, a $200 value, simply leave a comment below and let me know your favorite Roman dish. Please make sure to fill out the e-mail address field (your email address will not be displayed publicly) so I can contact the winner. Giveaway ends at noon EST Monday April 11, 2016 and the winner will be chosen by Google’s random number generator. I’ll contact the winner by e-mail and announce the name here on April 11. This offer is limited to US residents. If you reside outside the US, check back later this week for a worldwide giveaway!

And be sure to check out the sites of some wonderful friends who are also giving away Tasting Rome and a range of exclusive gifts. Head on over to Cafe Fernando, The Vanilla Bean Blog, and Will Travel for Food to enter.

2017-02-17T15:15:00+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio|130 Comments


  1. Khan Danis April 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie,
    Really love your stories, I found them very usefull on my last trip to Rome and Campania back in 2011. The story about Pizzarium was one that inspired me and my partner to visit the shop and eventually we opened our own shop serving pizza al taglio called Cipro in Sydney Australia.
    Also really liked the story about cheese making in North Eastern Turkey as my family were once cheese makers in Kars. One of my favourite things to eat in Rome is Gelato, anytime is gelato time in the eternal city.
    Keep up the great work.

    • Carrie FIshman April 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      I love your travel advice and can’t wait to purchase your book!
      I have been to Rome twice before and it’s so difficult to single out one dish.
      Probably Cacio e Pepe.with gelato not far behind.

  2. Haylie Petre April 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    I had a really lovely dish of pasta with zucchini blossoms when I went to Italy as a child, and I will always remember that.

  3. Gigi April 6, 2016 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    It’s sooo hard to pick just one favorite, but cacio e pepe and carciofi alla Romana are definitely on my “last meal” list!

  4. Maggi Ayd Reid April 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for always bringing Rome into my home. I thoroughly enjoy all of your posts.

    I lived in Rome from 1962 to 1965 with my family of 14. It was a magical time in my life.

    We visit as often as we can.

    Wishing you continued success, happy writings and safe travels.

  5. Geraldine FitzGerald April 6, 2016 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Katie — love the new book — so glad to meet you at 92StY event. Cacio e pepe is my favorite dish. Geri

  6. Danielle Aquino-Roithmayr April 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Brava Kaite!

  7. Patricia Panuccio April 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply


  8. Christie April 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    a rich spaghetti alla carbonara – I’m hoping (and can bet) I’ll find the recipe in your book!

  9. Thomas kurek April 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Spaghetti carbonara, so rich and tasty

  10. Deborah April 6, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if this is technically a Roman dish, but I had Rigatone Con Burro Profumato al Limone Yuzum e Bottarga di Cabras at Roscioli and it was one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten. I still dream of it!

    If we’re talking classic Roman, you can’t go wrong with Cacio e Pepe or Carciofi alla Romana, IMHO. 🙂

  11. Annie Brown April 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    So excited to attend your dinner in Boulder! We are heading to Rome in June and we are using your website constantly for tips and information. Your blog is so informative and incredibly well written. My favorite Roman dish is Cacio e Pepe!

  12. Andrea Kornbluth April 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Cacio e pepe!

  13. JERE April 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    bucatini all’Amatriciana –

  14. Joseph DiVincenzo April 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Bonci’s arancini

  15. Cyndy April 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Carciofi alla romana

  16. Nancy April 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Cacio e Pepe!…trying to do the Leonardo Vignoli ice chips version.

  17. Sharon B April 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Oh Katie! The box of goodies sounds yummy and wonderful!!! It’s been about 5 years since we’ve been to Italy. I had some of the most sublime gluten free dishes there!!! My favorites are carbonara and cacio e pepe!!! Thanks for your posts…they conger great memories!

  18. Annette April 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    white “pizza” at Forno in Campo di Fiore – especially the one with squash blossoms and anchovies

  19. Helaine Winer April 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Fried artichokes!!! But would rather have someone else make them for me!!!

  20. David Gurian-Peck April 6, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Cacio e pepe

  21. Casey R April 6, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Entrambi cacio e pepe e pizza bianca (ma solo da Roscioli!).

  22. Jan Angilella April 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Cacio e Pepe, done the right Roman way. When you get it right with the pasta water, oh my, che buona

  23. Bruce Smith April 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    the sandwiches at Trapazino

  24. Kari April 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I was so excited to get your book. It brings back wonderful memories and flavors.

    Thank you.

  25. Kari April 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    whoops! my favorite dish is Pizza Bianca

  26. devangi raval April 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Carciofi alla romana, cacio e pepe .

  27. Sharon Gandolfo April 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I love Rome and my favorite dish is cacio e pepe!

  28. Lynne Frey April 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    When I lived in Rome, one of the best dishes I had was Abbacchio alla Scottadito.

    Love your website!

  29. Don Sciame April 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Carciofi alla romana is my favorite.

  30. Val April 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I have not yet been o Rome, but this win would help me prepare to visit one day! I love cacio e pepe.

  31. Toni April 6, 2016 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    My favorite thing I had on my trip to Rome was Carciofi alla romana, although the potato and mozzarella pizza at Pizzarium was a close second.

  32. Melissa Reynolds April 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Any pasta dish you recommended on your app!

  33. Julia Moser April 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Carciofi alla giudia and gricia and cacio e pepe….too many favorites to list! Love the book. I am so disappointed that I will not get to meet you this trip, as you will be on tour while I am in Rome. Maybe next time…

  34. Jen April 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie – I’ve so enjoyed reading your new book! Cacio e pepe is my favorite Roman disk!

  35. Tam April 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Roma e bella. Nowhere else have I happily walked 5 miles to eat black sesame, cinnamon and brown rice and coconut gelato (at Il Gelato). I eat pasta 75 out of every 100 days, so I have many favourites – often as simple as spaghetti tossed in burnt sage butter. My absolute favourites are carbonara and spaghetti al limone. Italian food’s simplicity and reliance on the absolute finest ingredients is what makes it, for me, the finest cuisine in the world.

  36. reed e hundt April 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Not only do I love this site but I’m taking my whole family to Rome for last week in May to do everything Katie says. katie, will buy you dinner anywhere if you want to join us. Price no limit. Reed Hundt

  37. reed e hundt April 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    oh and you can bring a friend too…reed

  38. Marian Jensen April 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    So many favorite dishes, but a puntarelle salad with filetti di baccala is right at the top! Amazing!

  39. Sue April 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I have many favorites. I’ll narrow it down to Cacio e Pepe, gnocchi and fried stuffed zucchini blossoms. Thank God I love to walk all over Rome. It helps to burn the calories til the next amazing meal.

  40. karen April 6, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    the fresh pasta dishes at Ristorante Il Ponentino to start, and of course I could go on. I love to eat in Rome.

  41. Bethany Jones April 6, 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Oh Italy, land where the passion and poetry is revealed in the food. You can taste the tuscan sunshine in the delicious bottle of wine, the mediterranean sea with salty pasta, the city in a neapolitan pizza and history with a panettone. To narrow down my favorite would be like Sophie’s Choice, unfair and impossible to choose. Italy is the one country who introduces itself through your tastebuds. The one meal I am most partial to is caprese, carbonara and then a decadent pistachio gelato. Mangia mangia!

  42. Treena April 6, 2016 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Carciofi alla giudea

  43. Cindy April 6, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    My favorites are cacio e pepe and carciofi alla Romana; We have enjoyed your reviews of gelato and while in Rome recently we did a gelato grand tour of your highly recommended purveyors. Yum!

  44. Ali April 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Cacio e Pepe!

    Going to Rome next month and can’t wait to try some at some of your recommended places 🙂

  45. Kristina April 6, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Does gelato count as a dish??? 😉

  46. Amy B. April 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    It’s hard to pick one favorite, but I’ll go with pasta all gricia.

  47. Paul D April 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    So hard to choose but I’m going to say suppli

  48. Helene Korchin April 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this basket. I would gladly share the coffee with my Pilates students and keep the rest for myself!

  49. Tom April 6, 2016 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Like others I have more than one favorite, but if I have to choose I’d say it’s a tossup between carciofi alla giudia and la pajata,

  50. Elisa April 6, 2016 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    We made use of so many of your recommendations during the Rome stop on our 10th anniversary trip several years ago. The cacio e pepe was our favorite dish- it doesn’t taste as good anywhere else we’ve had it since!

  51. Julia Terranova April 6, 2016 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    The first thing I ever ate in Rome was a slice of pizza marinara. It was so simple, so crisp, and so good. Maybe not a traditional Roman dish, but the memory is very Roman to me!

  52. Brenda April 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    I have ordered copies of “Tasting Rome” for the entire family. I can’t wait to try the great recipes.

    I wish you were coming to the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.

  53. Dave Wehling April 6, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    My wife and I have been lucky to visit Rome on several occasions. While we have enjoyed all the food we’ve tried, we have found the basic margherita pizza to be our favorite dish. We love the Roman style pizza and the fresh ingredients. Along with a glass of vino rosso it can’t be beat. Ciao and grazie.

  54. Joseph Marino April 6, 2016 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks Katie! All of that sounds amazing.

  55. Lisa A April 7, 2016 at 12:04 am - Reply

    So many favorites… Maybe Bucatini all’amatriciana?

  56. Srini April 7, 2016 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Leaving for Rome in 2 days. Thanks for all your blog posts. Looking forward to “Tasting Rome”

  57. Steph April 7, 2016 at 1:36 am - Reply

    I like gnocchi

  58. JoAnn Huff April 7, 2016 at 1:42 am - Reply

    My significant other & I were in Rome in October. When we arrived Sunday afternoon we started walking around “our neighborhood” to get our bearings, and went by an alleyway restaurant Locanda del Pellegrino. The owner talked us into sitting down for what turned out to be the best meal we ever had. We had no idea what we we were getting which was part of the fun. It started with plenty of wonderful red wine then mussels, followed by bruschetta, then pasta fagioli and pollo alla Romana…. and finally a bit of Amaro. We were stuffed and giddy when the bill came and it was just 40 euro!

  59. Fiona April 7, 2016 at 2:18 am - Reply

    I hate to be cliche, but cliches exist for a reason, right? Cacio e pepe. I dream about it. And I hope to enjoy the real deal in Rome this summer.

  60. DMae April 7, 2016 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Getting ready to try a pizza. Ordered some flour online.

  61. DMae April 7, 2016 at 3:35 am - Reply


    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      yay! so great seeing you last month, DMae!

  62. Diane Pitt April 7, 2016 at 4:50 am - Reply

    Hi Katie,
    We loved your tour “Roman Cuisine in Prati and Trionfale” last September- you are awesome! We are returning to Rome next September and will sign up for another of your fabulous tours.
    My favorite Roman dish is always Cacio e Pepe.
    Today I purchased Tasting Rome and also made reservations at Monteverdi on May 16 when you are in Chicago! See you soon!

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      You’re awesome! had the best time with you and can’t wait to re-connect in September. Thank you so much for snagging Tasting Rome (be sure to claim your gift!). See you next month!!!

  63. lukas bis April 7, 2016 at 9:04 am - Reply

    The taste change in the season, and every year is a different, but now days I would vote for Rvioli, I have tried recently the Velavevodetto ravioli and are my favorite. I know it stuck to the name of restaurant but still my favorite, with glass of white wine (the question was not what whine….) I am visitor of Rome from the hard of Europe and beautiful city of Prague. We dont have the best Italian cooks, neither the ingredients washed with summer heat, the wine from regions where day is hot and the night is cold. but of course we have the same love of our Moms which cooks the most delicious meals with love. And that makes the difference the love in the dish.

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:34 pm - Reply

      those ravioli are insane! love them!!!

  64. Meredith Kurtzman April 7, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

    I’m really hoping to save up some money for a stay in Rome this coming fall,renting an apartment and all that…haven’t spent enough time there. My favorite comfort food is Bucatini all’ matriciana- made it for dinner after a long work day yesterday…

  65. Becka April 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm - Reply


  66. Dotty Carman April 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Porchetta now and forever

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      forever and ever!

  67. Christine Rocco April 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the book — I’m so excited about it and love that you are bringing Rome to my kitchen (until I’m able to get back there myself !)
    My favorite Roman dish would be the classic spaghetti alla carbonara made with guanciale, served with some local wine of course ! All the best to you…

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      great combo! thanks for your kind words, Christine!

  68. Angie April 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Cacio e pepe (from Emma!)

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      ooh haven’t tried it there. very distracted by pizza (at Emma and in life)

  69. MP Furr April 7, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I know it is simple–but Pizza from Forno was amazing

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      one of the best things on earth

  70. ronald j krueger April 7, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I’ve worked with belly for smoking to produce bacon, so I think I could pull off porchetta. Always wanted to give it a try. Looking forward to seeing your book. My blog address is live2eat.typepad.com

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Love the blog! So.Much.Meat!!!

  71. Salvo April 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I think BUCATINI ALLA AMATRICIANA is the best 🙂

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      va bene!

  72. Doris April 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    I love me some pizza!

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      you know i do too!

  73. Mariam April 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this prize. My fave is pizza!

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      pizza rules!

  74. jberry April 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I’m a fool for lamb, just had it for dinner last night, therefore I’d say Abbacchio alla scottadito. It’s seasoned chops eaten with your hands.

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      perfect for spring!

  75. Kimberly Threadgill April 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I’m a foodie, so choosing a favorite dish is like choosing a favorite child!! 🙂 So, I’ll say anything with Pancetta, especially Spaghetti Carbonara!!

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      carbonara rules!

  76. Jorge Martins April 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply


    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      you know I have never had this in Rome?! Thanks for reminding me I still have eating to do!

  77. Arlene Capsimalis April 7, 2016 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    So excited for my copy of Tasting Room, which should arrive tomorrow! Till then, I’m dreaming about one of my favorites … Supplì Classici. Hoping to see you in SF this spring.

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      yay! thanks for purchasing tasting rome! be sure to claim this special gift! hope to see you at Locanda or Omnivore!

  78. Lisa Barr April 7, 2016 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    So hard to choose! The gnocchi at L’Arcangelo, with the cacio e pepe at Cesare or Armando a tie for second place.

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

      those gnocchi!!

  79. Giovanna April 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Not exactly a dish, but nothing beats a well-made Negroni, taken on a rooftop with a view over La Cittá Eterna.

    • Katie Parla April 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

      I find this an acceptable submission:)

  80. Kneale Culbreath April 7, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Spaghetti a la Carbonara is my favorite Roman dish- I’ve been eating it since I was very small! Loved your appearance on the recent Food 52 Burnt Toast podcast, I was so inspired!

  81. Susan Ballow April 8, 2016 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Trying to pick a favorite Roman dish is like picking a favorite child! I had what I think was a fried pumpkin blossom though it could have been zucchini. It was memorable! But the best thing I had was lardo. Something I’ve never had here in the states and something I long for. Not sure if it’s Roman as I know it’s served elsewhere in Italy but man oh man, that stuff rocks!

  82. nilda morell April 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Just one favorite…? Cacio e Pepe, carciofi alla giudia , gnocchi, pizza. We will be in Rome for 3 days after 5 in Amalfi. This will be our first trip. I cant wait to check out all the places you recommend. Grazie infinite! And much luck to you! nildy

  83. Tom Schmidt April 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Cacio e pepe for sure!

  84. Ligia Paina April 9, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Love your blog! My go-to favorite has to be a proper amatriciana ?

  85. Traci Kerns April 9, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Your website and information has been invaluable as I plan my trip to Italy this summer – we are hoping to do a food tour with you in Rome! My favorite dishes I have had so far are fried zucchini blossoms and carciofi all giudia.

  86. Patricia Kwon April 9, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    A crisp thin crust pizza with fresh zucchini blossoms is always good–mozza in Los Angeles does a great version! Looking forward to seeing you in Los Angeles in May and Rome in June!!!

  87. Joe Hvezda April 9, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie! I LOVE the book, of course, and you have so many wonderful recipes in it. It’s so difficult to choose! I can’t wait to put it to work and see if I can do them justice. In general, I think that I would have to say that one of my favorite meals (in general) has to be Abbacchio alla scottadito. I love the savory, succulent flavor of lamb- especially when it’s prepared well. However, the same could be said for so many pork and fish dishes, too!

    Thank You very much for such a wonderful book- it’s incredibly well done between the recipes and the photos, I love to just sit and browse through it while my mouth waters and my eyes widen in wonder.

    Wishes for HUGE success for the book and all other endeavors! 🙂

    • Katie Parla April 9, 2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      you are too much joe! Thank you so much for your continued support!!

  88. Patti April 9, 2016 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    This may be cliché but my favorite is cacao e pepe. The first time I had it was last October and it was love at first sight. The affair is still going strong!

    • Katie Parla April 9, 2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      clichés are the worst but cacio e pepe doesnt fall into that category for me. it’s my favorite roman pasta after rigatoni co’ la pajata!!

  89. Dawn April 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Chicory sauteed with olive oil garlic and chilly

  90. Gail April 9, 2016 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Supplì – especially at Emma’s Pizzeria – with Cacio e Pepe a close second.

  91. Heather R April 9, 2016 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    How do you pick one? Cacio e pepe, carbonara, pizza…

  92. Janet April 10, 2016 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Always love your blog, Katie. My favorite dish in Rome is gnocchi on Thursdays!

  93. Jeanne April 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm - Reply


  94. Lynne Porfiri April 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    My fave is cacio e pepe with fried artichokes Roman or Jewish style a close second. Than, there’s always gelato.

  95. Ashley Turney April 10, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    My breakfast every morning when I lived in Rome was pizza bianca or rossa from either Roscioli or Il Forno in Campo dei Fiori. But I must say that I dream of a good carciofo alla giudea. Haven’t found any one in the US that can do them justice. I’m living the book – congratulations on a fabulous accomplishment!

  96. Miyuki April 10, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Fettuccine alla carbonara con fiori di zucca. I had one in Testaccio 6 months ago. Loved it!

  97. Mick McHale April 10, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie,
    I would have to say that both cacio e pepe and carciofi alla Romana would be my favorite. We are looking forward to seeing you on your visit to Cleveland.

  98. Eric Lieberman April 10, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Katie: Can’t wait to get my copy of your book. Favorite dish would have Roman artichokes cause I am a vegetarian.

  99. Heather April 10, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    This is glorious Katie! It has to be cacio e pepe for me. Oh and maybe Thursday Gnocchi della casa. Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. Cynthia April 10, 2016 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Cacio e pepe

  101. Heidi April 11, 2016 at 2:40 am - Reply

    Oh, I’m drooling katie! Been drooling over your gorgeous Tasting Rome and now this! I dream of burro e Parmigiano at Roscioli and the classic cucina Romana, Spaghetti alla Gricia, at Armando! Both so simple but almost orgasmic…

    Life sounds exciting on the book signing trail… Looking forward to our tour in Roma in May!

    Buon viaggio!

  102. Shannon J April 11, 2016 at 4:16 am - Reply

    I still remember my last trip to Italy and had 2 full days just wandering the streets of Rome.
    IT is there that I had some of the best food every, including one of my favorites: Fiori di Zucca Fritti.

    So good and so light prepared with care.

  103. Scout April 11, 2016 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Congrats on the book!! Look forward to getting a copy asap !! Back in the States we are haunted by the memory of simple pleasures…pizza bianca and cacio e pepe. Though we have tried to recreate it, the Roma flavor eludes us. All the best!

  104. Julie April 11, 2016 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Hi Katie,

    I spent 8 months in Rome as an au pair a few years ago and because the children were AWFUL I was pretty miserable except for the weekends that I was able to spend exploring the Roman food scene. I was and still am so thankful for your insight.

    Love so much of what Rome has to offer but my favorite is the classic snack I ate almost daily, meat ragu suppli.

  105. Charity Mathews April 11, 2016 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Hi Katie! My name is Charity and I’ve been following you since I lived in Rome from 2008-2012. Love Amatriciana more than anything else. Good luck with your book. It looks SO BEAUTIFUL.

  106. Barry Bergen April 11, 2016 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    A friend turned us on to your suggestions for Naples (which were wonderful), and now I’m appreciating your posts and everything Roman. My favorite dish: cacio e pepe. We had the pleasure of trying the version at Cesare al Casaletto at Christmas Day lunch in 2012.

  107. Alec Asbridge April 11, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Great honeymoon last week topped off with a great tour with Maurizio followed by wine tasting at Vino Roma. Planned our trip around many of your restaurant suggestions, thanks! Looking forward to trying some of the recipes in the new book!

    • Katie Parla April 12, 2016 at 5:17 am - Reply

      Congrats, Alec! So thrilled you connected with Maurizio and Vino Roma! Hope to see you next time!!

  108. RON MAURO April 11, 2016 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Rome. There were sooo many favorite meals and ingredients. During last fall’s visit I had a simply amazing Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana. Slices of veal medallions in a wine sauce and topped with cheese, prosciutto and sage, butter and capers. So a favorite ingredient from last visit, veal. Previous visits favorites included skate, bass, amazing artichoke and many dishes had gram or anchovy (Also had a crispy anchovy appetizer that I still dream about). Gosh, we could go on. And don’t get me started on other cities or regions around the country! Thanks for the giveaway. Great blog.

  109. Katie Parla April 12, 2016 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS Marian Jensen! You have won the Tasting Rome box from Gustiamo! Thanks everyone for participating! You can find the box on sale on the Gustiamo site here: https://www.gustiamo.com/shop/katie-parlas-tasting-rome-box/

    And of course if you wish to add Tasting Rome to your collection, you can find it from various outlets here: https://katieparla.com/tasting-rome-cookbook. The book makes a wonderful gift!! 🙂

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