Tag: Italy

My Hometown: Katie Parla’s Rome

An Insider’s Guide to Rome A Rome-based Italian-American journalist, Katie Parla lives and breathes Roman culture and cuisine. Originally from New Jersey, Parla graduated from Yale with a degree in art history, before pursuing a sommelier certificate and master’s in Italian gastronomic culture. She’s written and edited more than 20 books, including the ebook Eating &…  Read More

Taste Atlas: Rome

Devour Rome One of the cradles of Western civilization, Rome is a city full of globally influential art, culture and architecture. Over 4 million tourists flock to the Italian capital every year, visiting ancient Roman ruins, hoping to catch a glimpse of the pope in Vatican City, and, often times, binging on Italian gelato, pizza…  Read More

Where to Eat in Milan

Five Great Meals in Milan By Devan Grimsrud Host of the 2015 World’s Fair, Milan is expected to draw a staggering 20 million visitors this summer. The 1 million square meter exhibition area features architecturally stunning pavilions built by participating countries, all exploring the overarching theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Learn about the…  Read More

Il Norcino Bernabei

The Undisputed Master of Porchetta Just 15 miles outside of Rome in the outlying town of Marino, I found the butcher shop and deli of my dreams. Open since 1912, Il Norcino Bernabei is a family operation, run by Vitaliano Bernabei, his wife and son. For the past century, it’s been regarded as the finest meat…  Read More

5 Questions: Lidia Bastianich

The Italian Visionary With a beloved James Beard award-winning cooking show, acclaimed restaurants in NYC, Pittsburgh and Kansas City (including the industry-changing Felidia that set the stage for authentic Italian food in America), several best-selling books, a cookware line and supermarket products, you could say that Lidia Bastianich is the unofficial spokeswoman of Italian-American cuisine (not to…  Read More

5 Questions: Lidia Bastianich

The Italian Visionary With a beloved James Beard award-winning cooking show, acclaimed restaurants in NYC, Pittsburgh and Kansas City (including the industry-changing Felidia that set the stage for authentic Italian food in America), several best-selling books, a cookware line and supermarket products, you could say that Lidia Bastianich is the unofficial spokeswoman of Italian-American cuisine (not to…  Read More