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Tasting Rome by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill

Tasting Rome

Tasting Rome by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill
Mar 29, 2016 | 256 Pages
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“Cooks who value history and context as crucial ingredients in their recipes will treasure Tasting Rome…One of the book’s many strengths is its ability to translate several thousand years of the city’s cuisine for today’s reader and home cookThe authors cover some major territory here, culling the best of Rome from peripheral neighborhoods and downloading kitchen wisdom from both the city’s more innovative restaurants and generations-old institutions.” New York Times Book Review

“You’ll see Rome though the eyes and taste buds of Katie Parla and Kristina Gill in this attractive new cookbook. They lightly sketch Roman history through its neighborhoods and their culinary specialties, like offal in Testaccio, Jewish foods from the ghetto and the cooking of Libyan immigrants. Along the way, they describe old recipes that have gone out of fashion and how chefs innovate based on them.” New York Times

“A lively and educational read for anyone who has visited and fallen in love with the Eternal City, anyone planning a trip there (whether soon or someday), food history buffs, and fans of flatbread.” Epicurious

“A vivid portrayal of Roman food culture, both traditional and contemporary.” T Magazine

“If you think red sauce and mozzarella are the extent of Italian food, brace yourself for a delicious revelation. Tasting Rome is here to broaden your palate. This one-stop guide to Roman food brings you recipes for classic dishes you know and love, plus new ideas and iterations of what Italian food means.” —FN Dish, Food Network blog

“A fantastically detailed look into Rome’s most remarkable dishes… a new classic in the Italian food library.”  Saveur

Tasting Rome explores both modern Roman cuisine as well as the history of flavors and recipes that have evolved with the city’s population.” Eater 

“The survey of Roman food culture [in Tasting Rome] highlights traditional and contemporary dishes alike, proving that you don’t need to parlare italiano to master classics like cacio e pepe.” InStyle
“[This] excellent new cookbook celebrates Rome’s exciting food scene with some easy innovations on classic Italian.” —

“When we think Rome, we think pizza and pasta (and can’t get there soon enough). But Katie Parla and Kristina Gill, two Americans who have each lived in the Italian capital for more than a decade, want us to know that there’s so much more to their adopted city—couscous from Rome’s ancient Jewish quarter, big platters of chicken stewed with peppers, creamy fish stews and peppery rice balls, to name just a few.”  PureWow

“A tribute to the unique character of Roman cooking, its time-honored dishes, and its new creations rooted in traditional flavors…[Parla and Gill] focus on the foods that highlight the spirit of Rome and make their selected recipes truly accessible for home cooks… The perfect Roman holiday for every Italophile.” BookPage

“The kitchens of Rome come alive in this cookbook celebrating classic and contemporary dishes from today’s Roman table. In more than 85 recipes, food and travel journalists Parla and Gill bring their city’s characteristic cuisine to the home cook…[a] solid introduction to Roman cooking.” Publishers Weekly

“A tribute to the regional cuisine of Italy’scapital and largest city. Ebony

“For foodies (and fans of Italy) around the world, this is a must-have for the kitchen library.”  Skylife Magazine

“[In Tasting Rome], journalist Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill go deep on the ancient and modern foods of Italy’s capital city, where the traditions are as unique as the city is historic. Recipes run from the city’s classic cacio e pepe and fried rice suppli to contemporary contributions from Rome’s new generation of chefs.”

“This book captures the beauty of artisan food! The combination of recipes and photographs make me feel as if I am back in Rome.”—Alice Waters, chef/owner of Chez Panisse and author of The Art of Simple Food
Tasting Rome is the definitive vehicle for viewing Roman culture through its food. It is filled with exquisite recipes, fascinating craftspeople, accomplished chefs and stunning photography. They all make for a must have book for any food lover or home cook.” —Andrew Zimmern, chef and author
“This book is as much a comprehensive study as it is a love affair with one of my favorite cities in the world.” —Marc Vetri, chef/owner of the Vetri Family of Restaurants and author of Mastering Pasta

“For years I’ve used Katie and Kristina’s on-point insights and recommendations when traveling to Rome. I’m thrilled, now, to be following them into the kitchen, recipes and inspired photographs in tow. Tasting Rome celebrates the food, recipes, and culture of one of the world’s great cities written and photographed by two women primed to know its stories and secrets “—Heidi Swanson, author of Near & Far

“I dare you to get more than 10 pages into this book without attempting to purchase a plane ticket to Rome. With verve and honesty, Katie Parla and Kristina Gill have painted a culinary portrait of a beautifully complicated city forever at the crossroads of past and future. Impeccably researched and beautifully designed, Tasting Rome is essential reading for anyone who has ever twirled pasta around a fork.” —Talia Baiocchi, editor-in-chief of Punch
 “I plan to keep learning from Tasting Rome on repeated readings for years to come. It is a gem.” —Brooks Headley, chef/owner of Superiority Burger 

“In a time when food trends seem to change by the hour, Tasting Rome is a delightfully devoted to tradition. This cookbook is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for your dinner table and is bound to make everyone excited to sit down and eat.” —Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge

 “Reading Tasting Rome is like getting a private tour of the city with two of the most in-the-know Roman transplants. The recipes are so refreshingly not trendy: They’re old school and old world and I’m so happy these two made such an effort to preserve and celebrate them. Couple with Kristina Gill’s incredible photography, this book is a keeper.” —Julia Turshen, co-author of It’s All Good
“This is not just a cookbook! Katie and Kristina pack in history and culture into the story of Rome’s rich and delicious food history. Their narrative draws on the ancient, creative, and progressive interpretation of an Italian regional style, all of which are timeless and continue to be relevant, fundamental, and influential in modern international cuisine.”—Jenn Louis, chef/co-owner of Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern and author of Pasta By Hand
“In Tasting Rome, Kristina and Katie have brought Rome to you with a festival of food and drink. It’s such a gorgeous book with well thought out recipes, I’m booking my plane tickets now!”—Justin Gellatly, co-founder of Bread Ahead and author of Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding

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