/Naples & Campania
14 08, 2014

50 Kalò, Ciro Salvo’s New Pizzeria in Naples

2017-02-17T15:16:09+01:00August 14th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Press & Articles, Travel|2 Comments

Competition among Naples’ historic pizzerias is fierce and for decades, institutions have reigned, attracting loyal admirers with their cheap pies and no frills atmosphere. But recently, the preeminence of the city's long established pizza joints is being challenged by a new crop of pizzerias seeking to transform the humble native dish into a gourmet product [...]

10 05, 2014

20 Pizzas in 48 Hours in and Around Naples

2017-02-17T15:16:17+01:00May 10th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Press & Articles, Restaurants, Travel|7 Comments

Last month, my friend and illustrious colleague Andrew Sessa and I embarked on the dreamiest assignment in the land. We spent 48 hours eating in the best pizzerias in and around Naples. Read all about our carb-tastic 20-pizza journey in the Houston Chronicle (full article here) for the scoop on where to find […]

10 04, 2014

Introducing Parla Food City Guides

2017-02-17T15:16:25+01:00April 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. [...]

15 01, 2014

Pepe in Grani and the Politics of Pizza

2017-02-17T15:16:34+01:00January 15th, 2014|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Pizza, Restaurants, Travel|21 Comments

Photo: Luciano Furia Pizza is never just pizza. There is history, culture and politics woven into its glutinous strands. And in Caiazzo, a once-declining village in Campania’s Alto Casertano sub-region 50 km from Naples, pizza is life. The deity in this analogy is Franco Pepe, a tall, lean vision in white widely recognized as Italy’s [...]