Essential Cooking: Discover the food of the Italian islands with Katie Parla

Cookbook author and Emmy-nominated TV host Katie Parla joins Ann Delisi and James Rigato to talk about the uniqueness of Italian food from island to island.

Katie Parla smiles and drinks a glass of white wine in Italy

Katie Parla

In her latest book, New York Times bestselling cookbook author and Emmy-nominated TV host Katie Parla breaks down what makes each Italian island’s cuisine unique and delicious. Parla joins Essential Cooking to discuss her writing, the Italian emphasis on digestion, life as an American living abroad and where to find her favorite dishes. Buon appetito!

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In this episode:

  • Chatting with Katie Parla, New York Times bestselling author of “Food of the Italian Islands”
  • Identifying the unique cuisines of each Italian island
  • What it’s like dining and living abroad in Italy
Food of the Italian Islands book cover by Katie Parla
“Food of the Italian Islands” by Katie Parla

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  • David Leins
    David Leins is a Podcast Coordinator and Producer at WDET. He also oversees the StoryMakers program. When he isn't making radio and podcasts, David is probably on a hike somewhere marveling at the trees.