The best gig in town

Food and travel writer Katie Parla was in Seattle in July on a book tour to promote her new book, “Food of the Italian South.” She fell in love with Italy as a teenager, when she went to Europe with her high school Latin club. After an art history degree from Yale in 2003, she moved to Rome and never looked back.

Today, Katie has built a career writing about the city she loves. She contributes to the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and The Atlantic, among other outlets, and created two apps about Rome. She’s now working on her third cookbook that will feature food of the Italian isles.

Katie spoke to a sold-old crowd at the Book Larder, a community bookstore in Fremont. I’ll be contributing a profile piece to L’Italo-Americano that will appear in September. Check back soon.