Rome-based journalist and cookbook author Katie Parla was drawn to Southern Italy for its storied art history, but stayed for its remarkable food. In the sixteen years since relocating, Katie has immersed herself in the food and culture of Southern Italy, earning a masters in Italian gastronomic culture, a sommelier certification and an archaeological certification, and now devotes her life to writing about it and educating others. Her most recent cookbook (she’s written and edited over 20!), Food of the Italian South, spotlights the region's rich cultural food traditions. Join us as Katie dishes on her favorite trattorias and gelaterias in Rome, explains why you should mill your own flour and shares what you should be drinking this summer instead of Aperol Spritzes. A must listen for any Italophile.