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I’m launching a new tour and I am super excited about it! If you’re into booze, you might be, too. Well, it’s actually not a tour, but more like a cocktail seminar. As I recently wrote for PUNCH, Rome’s drinking culture is improving slowly but surely and we can finally rejoice at the arrival of properly made (more…)

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The subject of this week’s overdue and long-awaited Parla Food Proust-inspired questionnaire is Alec Lobrano, a Connecticut native, who moved to Paris in 1986 via NYC and London. He served as European Correspondent for Gourmet from 1999-2009, and is a regular contributor to the world’s top food and (more…)

Rome’s natural environment, both spontaneous and cultivated, asserts itself in unlikely places. The second installment of “Katie Parla’s Rome” explores the plants and urban gardens of this edible city. Watch the first episode, about the Trionfale district, here.

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This morning I had the great privilege of being on Heritage Radio Network’s “In the Drink” with Joe Campanale. Joe’s show delves into the world of wine and cocktails and today we chatted about Roman craft cocktails and contemporary culture, as well as the wines and beers from Lazio. You can listen to the show here. (more…)

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When I was assigned to write a profile of Istanbul’s cocktail culture and its foremost figure, Alex Waldman, over a year ago, the city was utterly different than it is today. Before the Gezi Park Protests, a piece pontificating on the virtues of nigella seed syrup and lamenting the dearth of Sherry in Turkey had its place. But in (more…)