Katie Parla, a New Jersey native, is a Rome, Italy-based food and beverage educator, journalist, podcast host, and award-winning cookbook author. She has written, edited, or contributed to more than 30 books and her food criticism and travel writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Saveur, Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Travel + Leisure, Lucky Peach, Imbibe, PUNCH, Wine Enthusiast, Eater, and more.
Katie's latest books are Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City (2016), Flour Lab: An At-Home Guide to Baking with Freshly Milled Grains (2019), American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Homemade Pasta (2019), and Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes (2019).
Katie has an art history degree from Yale, a master’s degree in Italian Gastronomic Culture from the Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata,” a sommelier certificate from the Federazione Italiana Sommelier Albergatori Ristoratori, and an archeological speleology certification from the city of Rome.
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