26 01, 2013

In Rome, Vice Opens New Branch

2017-02-17T15:16:55+01:00January 26th, 2013|Categories: Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|3 Comments

Stuffed brioche, a savory snack, at Vice. It’s just a few days old, and already my recent piece for the NYT could use some editing! The subject, the neighborhoods north of the Vatican, has welcomed yet another gourmet destination. Vice Cafè, which opened Thursday, is the gelato franchise’s fourth location. I sat down with owner [...]

6 11, 2012

Rome on a Budget: Fior di Luna

2017-02-17T15:16:59+01:00November 6th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget, Sweets & Dessert|6 Comments

This guest post comes from Parla Food intern Alston, who is studying at the University of California’s Rome center. He paid a visit to one of my favorite gelaterias, where the ingredients are genuine and natural. […]

4 11, 2012

La Grotta Ices Opens Shop in London’s Spa Terminus

2017-02-17T15:16:59+01:00November 4th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, London, Sweets & Dessert|2 Comments

Kitty Travers (left) with sister Cicely at La Grotta Ices. Concord grape and prosecco sorbet. It’s a flavor combo that would be right at home in autumnal Italy. But Londoners can enjoy this tangy-tart-effervescent treat, too. Kitty Travers is serving this and other seasonal flavors at her new shop, La Grotta Ices Ice Cream Hole [...]

16 08, 2012

Parla Food Talks Gelato With Eater

2017-02-17T15:17:29+01:00August 16th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

This week Eater and I track down the best new natural gelato shops in Rome. These places buck the soulless mega-chain trend (I'm looking at you Grom!) and use quality ingredients to produce natural, healthy, and creative alternatives to the norm. Read the full story here.

7 08, 2012

In Rome, Small Artisanal Gelato Chains Thrive

2017-02-17T15:17:34+01:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|9 Comments

Rome’s economic stability is rapidly deteriorating and many sectors are crippled by lack of growth, inflation, and brain drain. Fortunately, the crisis has a silver lining. Small businesses are benefiting from reduced commercial rents, which allow them to open branches in the center of town. […]

10 07, 2012

Aperi-Gelato July 14 at Il Gelato

2012-07-10T22:46:21+02:00July 10th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Gelato, Katie Parla Events, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|2 Comments

Join me Saturday July 14 for the last Aperi-Gelato before summer hiatus! This time around we’ll be doing things a bit differently. Though the savory gelato pairings were a hit, on Saturday we’ll be serving four different types of zabaione with a dessert wine. […]