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Magically delicious mezes at Balat Sahil Restoran.

Check out my Istanbul Travel Guide in Australian Gourmet Traveller for shout outs to my favorite meyhane and the city’s best cocktail bar, among other mentions. I’m more than a little mortified that most of the Turkish letters I submitted with my text vanished on their way to the printer, but whatcha gonna do?

For more Istanbul advice, visit my city page and download my app “Katie Parla’s Istanbul”, both positively rife with proper spellings of Turkish words.

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Fried things at Supplizio.

This summer, I had the tremendous joy/honor of collaborating with prolific restaurant and portrait photographer Daniel Krieger, whose work you might recognize from The New York Times, Esquire, Bon Appetit, GQ, Eater, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Our piece for Punch, detailing a boozy Saturday night in Rome, turned out beautifully and I’m thrilled to share our piece for Food & Wine featuring Rome’s growing street food scene. Check out our words and images here.

Farm Market

It’s been a whirlwind trip back to Jerz and, as usual, I ate entirely too much pizza (in the sense that I should have saved room for dumplings and other things I cannot find in Rome). Between slices, I did loads of work on Really Roman and a few other projects, but still found plenty of time to celebrate my home state (more…)

trapizzino

Rome’s rapidly growing trend, “lo street food”, seems unstoppable. I’m not talking about food trucks, which really really don’t work or exist here the way the do in other cities, nor the ubiquitous pizza by the slice joints. I’m referring to a different approach to marketing food in which takeaways, cafes and restaurants (more…)

Pizzeria Ostiense

It seems like every block of Rome’s Ostiense district has had at least one new opening in 2014. Not all of them are worthwhile. Anzi. But very much worth checking out is Pizzeria Ostiense, which opened in April, and serves paper thin, super crisp, wood-fired pizzas. The owners are Da Remo alumni and when they migrated (more…)