/Introducing My Next Book…Tasting Rome!

Introducing My Next Book…Tasting Rome!

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UPDATE: the book’s name has been changed to Tasting Rome!

Blog posts have been kinda sparse these past few months. Sorry about that. Editing a book proposal is hard work. Managing the stress of selling it is even more demanding. Somehow it all paid off and I am thrilled to announce that my next book, Really Roman Tasting Rome, co-authored and photographed by Kristina Gill, an editor at Design*Sponge, will be published by Clarkson Potter in Spring 2016. Our agent Alison Fargis of Stonesong was passionate about this project from the beginning and her contagious enthusiasm culminated in a successful auction. Five months after submitting our first draft of the proposal to our agent, Kristina and I have a deal!

The idea of writing a book on Roman cuisine came about in December after Kristina had finished shooting images for “Rome Dish by Dish”, my feature article for Australian Gourmet Traveller. As we feasted on polpette di bollito at Cesare al Casaletto, one of our favorite trattorias, we realized that we had succeeded in putting together in words and images a completely unique article that truly reflected how and what Romans eat today. Our editors had given life to a vision of the city that sloughed off the antiquated stereotypes that plague Rome’s culinary reputation. We were eager to share more of the Rome we know–the real Rome that exists beyond the clichés.

Kristina and I look forward to sharing Really Roman Tasting Rome with you in 20-ish months. Its pages will document our adopted city through traditional, forgotten, inspired and contemporary recipes and Kristina’s photography will illustrate the uniquely Roman ingredients, colors and textures we both adore. Between now and Spring 2016, keep an eye out on Parla Food and Kristina’s column for previews. And if there are themes or recipes you are eager to hear about, don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

Tasting Rome is available for preorder here!

Photo credit: Upper left photo copyright Bauer Media/GT 03/14 Issue.

2017-02-17T15:16:14+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Categories: Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio|14 Comments


  1. Nathan June 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I am so happy to hear you have a book on Roman cuisine coming out, Katie! My parents and I were in the city for 6 days last month and we found your blog especially useful in weeding out the best of the best. When the book is published I think I know what my mom is getting for her birthday 🙂

  2. Nina June 17, 2014 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    I will so buy your book when it comes out. I love Rome, it’s my favorite city in the world and I can’t wait to learn more about what to eat there!

  3. Kathy, Dream of Italy June 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Way to go! Can’t wait to read the book.

  4. Elvira June 17, 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    I want a copy too for sure 🙂
    Elvira xoxox

  5. IshitaUnblogged June 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Good wishes Katie! I can’t wait for you to finish the book. I am sure it is going to be a visual treat.

  6. semsaD June 18, 2014 at 8:46 am - Reply


  7. Allan Shewchuk June 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Katie, Katie, Katie….. I love your work, but you have to stop choosing these jobs that nearly kill you. Writing the apps was hard enough. I hope you take some time off, walk around your beloved Roma, and have a glass or two of vino bianco…..I’ll have one for you in Firenze today.

  8. Valeria June 18, 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Oh katie that is great news – I am so very looking forward to seeing it! congratulations, it is truly well deserved, wish I could cheer to you with a glass of sur lie at Litro or another something at Barrique! 🙂 x

  9. Joseph Cosco June 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Good luck, Katie. I hope you can get some of Arcangelo’s pasta recipes into this book! Those alone would be worth the price of the book.

  10. ann connolly June 20, 2014 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Am a fan of Clarkson Potter and a fan of yours so can hardly wait until spring 2016 when I can order at least a dozen copies of your book. Way to go, Katie!!

  11. Mamma Parla June 26, 2014 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Complimenti Bella!!!

  12. Angie June 30, 2014 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    This is awesome! Congrats on the book deal! Can’t wait to get my hands on this… in 20ish months.

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