3 11, 2020

Stock Your Pandemic Pantry with Quality Italian Products

2020-11-03T07:12:02+01:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: California, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions|0 Comments

Let’s be honest: 2020 has been hard. And with the new lockdowns rolling through Europe, it's about to get a whole lot harder. It’s difficult to imagine anyone in any industry anywhere on the planet that hasn’t been affected in some way by Covid-19. When times are tough, escape and connection are important. While the [...]

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 [...]

20 04, 2016

More Tasting Rome Giveaways and Events!

2017-02-17T15:14:59+01:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: America, California, Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, New York City, Rome & Lazio|7 Comments

Tasting Rome came out three weeks ago and we are already going into our second printing! If you haven't already snagged a first edition, now's the time! And if you are already own Tasting Rome, we are giving away 6 bonus recipes. Just head on over to the Clarkson Potter site by April 21 and [...]

5 09, 2010

American Pie: Bay Area Pizza

2016-01-09T14:02:01+01:00September 5th, 2010|Categories: America, California, Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants|11 Comments

Wild nettle and pecorino pizza at Pizzaiolo in Oakland. Without a geographic specification, the word pizza is completely generic. Of course, it conjures up the notion of sauce and melted cheese on dough. But there are exceptions that defy this definition and the texture of the crust, size and shape of the pie, cooking methods, [...]

26 08, 2010

Chez Panisse and the Best Day Ever

2016-01-07T03:38:13+01:00August 26th, 2010|Categories: America, California, Carbs, Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|8 Comments

Nectarine tart with rose ice cream. Earlier this month I traveled to the Bay Area for my friend Erin’s wedding. Her husband Chris is a cook at Chez Panisse and he set me up with a stage in the kitchen, one of the most incredible places on the planet. There is a mixture of permanent [...]

18 08, 2010

California Binging

2016-01-07T03:38:13+01:00August 18th, 2010|Categories: America, California, Carbs, Culture, Fish, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Offal, Pizza, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert|8 Comments

I just spent an incredible week eating my way across northern California. The short amount of time wasn't enough to do justice to one of the world's best food destinations, but that didn't stop me from doing some serious damage. Check out some of the things I ate this week above or on Flickr and [...]