Doesn’t it feel like everyone is in Italy? I can’t be the only one who scrolls social and sees half my feed exploring the cobblestone streets and sinking their teeth into the flavors that distinctively come from Italian Roots. Something about the colors, flavors and charm makes me crave pieces of it in my own dining, my own living, and my own hospitably. Katie Parla was born and raised on the East Coast, in the USA, and as soon as she could, she made Italy her home. Since then, she has been set on exploring the parts of the country that are off the beaten track and educating the everyday cook with the real flavors of Italy. She has taken her knowledge to cooking shows we know and love while also giving private culinary tours that you can book her for on your own vacation
We laughed and connected over topics including:
“Is it the algorithm or is everyone in Italy”
The hidden gems that everyone should know about as you plan your trip to Italy
What should everyone know about travel in Italy, that isn’t usually shared
What life looks like as a culinary guide
What is distinctive about the flavors of the Italian islands vs. main cities
How to enhance the quality and authenticity of Italian cooking in our own homes
The role that alcohol plays in preventing difficult conversation
Katie whisks us away to a side of Italy that isn’t shown on social media, and hopefully compels us all to slow down, plan a vacation there to experience it all OR take the steps to embrace the taste of Italy and the Italian Islands in our own homes.
Visit Katie & book her as your culinary guide around Italy
I was living in Thailand, longed for community, starting opening my door and filling my table. Now I’m living ‘charcuterie’ as a way of life and teaching what I learned about living intentionally everyday.
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‘Is it me or is EVERYONE in Italy?’ w/ Katie Parla