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Hungry and on a budget. That’s what I was when I came to Rome as a student in 1999. But back then, my lira went a whole lot farther than today’s euro. With this in mind, Parla Food is launching a “Rome on a Budget” series with the help of two University of California interns, Adrienne Foley and Alston Wen. (more…)

I spend so much time here banging on about my southern Italian heritage that you may not know I’m a quarter Polish. My paternal grandmother’s family was from Warsaw and, while she made outstanding Italian-American food for Grandpa Parla, Grandma Zamoita also stuffed a mean pierogi and cooked (more…)

I Porchettoni, the popular fraschetta in Pigneto, will open a second branch on March 3 at Via dei Marrucini 18C in San Lorenzo. Like the other venue, the San Lorenzo location will be a simple tavern modeled on the rustic eateries of the Castelli Romani where food is served on plastic plates, there is paper on the large communal picnic tables, and (more…)

I can hardly believe I’m writing this. Rome For Foodies, my first native app for iPhone, iPad, and Android smart phones, has just been released and is now available on iTunes and the Android Market (feedback appreciated!!!). The process was hellish, with more delays, sleepless nights and panicked Skype chats with my developers than I wish to remember, but it’s done and I predict the best night’s sleep ever tonight. (more…)

Today’s guest post comes from Brette Warshaw, a student at UPenn who has spent the last semester studying in Rome and cultivating her intense interest in all things edible. She is an eater, a traveler, a feeder and a writer and when she is not scouring Rome, London, Philly, or NYC for good eats, she she works for Food52 (more…)