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Gola is a podcast on Italian food and how it connects to history, culture, and society. Listen as co-hosts Katie Parla--Rome-based journalist and cookbook author--and Danielle Callegari--professor of Italian at Dartmouth College--break down all your fave Italian bites. They'll take you along for the ride as they talk about buffalo mozzarella, 'nduja, nucillo (a.k.a. nocino) and more! Don't be scared if the subject of medieval witchcraft comes up. Go with it!

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For the Love of Alfredo
In the first episode of 2021 Katie and Danielle finally tackle the dish that sends everyone into an authenticity spiral: Fettucine Alfredo! Learn where it came from, where it's at, and what happened along the way.  And don't forget you can talk and toast to the Italian south with your two favorite golose every Friday night in January 2021 at 7pm EST! Register here for the FREE LIVE APERITIVO series! 
January 8, 2021
Gola Digestivi Taste-along!
If you're a true golos* you know how important good digestion is, which is why you should pick up your 3-pack of Italian digestivi or your 6-pack of aperitivi AND digestivi from Anfora Wine Merchants and then listen to taste along with Katie and Danielle! The 3-pack of digestivi contains: Distilleria Alpe Amaro Centonze Amaro Rizza Distilleria Gualco Mirto The 6-pack also includes: Contratto Aperitivo Antica Vermouth di Torino Varnelli Punch Fantasia
December 25, 2020
Gola Aperitivi Taste-along!
If you're a true golos* you're always ready to eat, but you can't dive into a meal without a proper aperitivo to excite the appetite--pick up your 3-pack of Italian aperitivi or your 6-pack of aperitivi AND digestivi from Anfora Wine Merchants and then listen to taste along with Katie and Danielle!  The 3-pack of aperitivi contains:  Contratto Aperitivo Antica Vermouth di Torino  Varnelli Punch Fantasia  The 6-pack also includes:  Distilleria Alpe Amaro Centonze Amaro Rizza Distilleria Gualco Mirto And if you need a refresher on Italian bitters check out KP's article for Punch here!
December 25, 2020
Gola LIVE @ UMass Boston
Listen this week to the LIVE RECORDING of Katie and Danielle talking Italian seafood, hosted by the Catherine Frisone Scott Center for Italian Cultural Studies at UMass Boston!
December 18, 2020
Gola x Biondivino Sparkling Taste-along
In this VERY SPECIAL episode Katie and Danielle taste through their favorite Italian sparklers selected with care and provided by Biondivino in San Francisco. Delve into the diverse landscape of Italy's lo-fi fizz scene! These 3 bottles offer a window into the killer kaleidoscope of laid-back, bottle-fermented bubbly styles that have emerged all over the Italian peninsula, harking back to the rustic sparklers of yesteryear and kicking mass-market plonk to the curb. Order yours here to sip alongside your golose hosts! 3 Pack includes: Ca' dei Zago Colfondo Prosecco 2019 Castel del Piano Rosato Frizzante Lunalies 2018 Furlani Rosso Frizzante 2019
December 11, 2020
Gola x Biondivino Lambrusco Taste-along!
In this VERY SPECIAL episode Katie and Danielle taste through their favorite Lambruschi selected with care and provided by Biondivino in San Francisco. The last decade has seen a mind boggling revival of diverse, distinct and downright tasty Lambruschi emerging from Emilia Romagna - Lambrusco's spiritual heartland. This 3-pack is the perfect way to delve in for the first time, or wash some old Lambrusco sins away. Better dial in that pizza order. Order yours here to sip alongside your golose hosts! 3 Pack includes: Vigneto Saetti Lambrusco Rosso Viola 2019 Fondo Bozzole Incantabiss Lambrusco 2019 Ca' de Noci Sottobosco 2019
December 11, 2020
Gola x Biondivino Wine Taste-along!
Want to get up to speed with the here-and-now of Italian wine? In this VERY SPECIAL episode Katie and Danielle taste through wines selected with care and provided by Biondivino in San Francisco. This mixed 6-pack offers you a straight shot into some of the latest and greatest lo-fi producers coming out of Italy today, covering a spectrum styles, colors and regions. A one-stop-shop to get your love for Vino Italiano back on track! Order one here to taste alongside with your golose hosts!  6 Pack Includes: Carussin Vino Bianco Il Carica l'Asino 2018 Paolo Foppiani Fognano Bianco 2018 Dario Princic Bianco 2018 Mario Macciocca Monocromo #3 Rosato 2019 Sagona Gattorosso Rosso 2019 Siciliano Etna Rosso Torretta Nera 2017
December 11, 2020
Treasure from Shepherds
Mozzarella di bufala may be more ephemeral and Parmigiano Reggiano may be more alluring, but what Italian cheese does the most heavy lifting? Pecorino! Listen to the latest episode of Gola to learn all about this ubiquitous Italian cheese and, of course, Katie's endless love for shepherds!
November 20, 2020
Not Your Mamma's Pinot
Having a few extra glasses of wine this week? Well so were your two favorite golose! Listen to Katie and Danielle talk about a grape that only rarely gets its due--Pinot Grigio!
November 6, 2020
Pizza Re-release: Soggy Bottoms
By popular demand, to pair with the pizza trends episode that just dropped, the first conversation between Katie and Danielle on that Italian stallion, pizza! 
October 23, 2020
Pandemic Pizza Party!
It was only a matter of time before Katie and Danielle got back to talking about pizza! And when better than in the midst of our semi-sheltered-in-place lifestyles when pizza has gotten yet another new life. Listen to hear about the staid traditions, the latest trends, and maybe a little too much about limp tip...
October 9, 2020
Throwing Nightshade
Parmed, fried, sott'olio, or sott'aceto, Katie and Danielle take on melanzane in this week's episode of Gola! 
September 25, 2020
Tonnellate di tonno
Katie and Danielle return for the late summer, imagining they're on a beach in Sicily and talking tuna in all its many delicious forms!
September 10, 2020
Buon Ferragosto, a presto!
Just a brief message from Katie and Danielle to let you know that new episodes are ON THE WAY! 
August 14, 2020
The Acid Test
Just in time for the apocalypse, Katie and Danielle swoop in with a much needed episode about that rare and magnificent beast: REAL balsamic vinegar. Listen to hear Danielle wax poetic on her favorite medieval countess and Katie pronounce "balsamico" in her patented romanaccio. 
March 16, 2020
Reheating our books
While Katie and Danielle are hard at work on some new episodes, listen to this fan favorite about cookbooks--the history, the mystery and the astounding confluence of eel-related imagery! 
February 7, 2020
Suspicious or Nutritious
This week Katie and Danielle tackle the complicated but delicious relationship between Italian cuisine and garlic--whether it's a guest at a humble banquet or wearing a business suit!
January 24, 2020
Live from New York: Gola at Alidoro!
To kick off the new year Katie and Danielle have a LIVE RECORDING of Gola at Alidoro Italian sandwich specialty shop in New York City! Listen to hear them talk panini and field questions from their live audience of golosi! 
January 10, 2020
An Immaculate Conception
Just in time for the feast of the immacolata, Katie and Danielle have an episode dedicated to Christmas treats of all kinds!  Also big news!! Tickets are now on sale for their first ever live podcast recording at Alidoro in New York City on Saturday, December 21 from 4-6pm. Join Katie and Danielle for wine, sandwiches and a conversation about Italian food and culture!
December 6, 2019
Sweet, Salty or Smoky
Katie and Danielle tackle all kinds of prosciutto in the latest episode of Gola--listen to hear what it is, what makes it good, and why you should eat more of it!
November 22, 2019
From Jersey to Roma
Tune in to Gola this week to hear Katie and Danielle talk about that most Italian of ingredients that's actually not very Italian at all--the tomato! 
November 1, 2019
Less Than Virgin: Olive Oil Re-release
We're reprising our olive oil episode today--which was our most popular yet even though it was released in the dead heat of August!--in tandem with the imposition of new EU tariffs that will affect the world markets for olive oil, cheese, wine and more. Listen to hear about the culture, history, and new challenges facing this ancient and iconic Italian product! And starting today you can also check us out on!
October 18, 2019
Smashed and Sauced
In the latest episode of Gola Katie and Danielle talk about the ubiquitous and beloved pasta condiment, pesto! But if you think pesto is only green, guess again--listen to hear about all the kinds of smashed sauces that go by the name of pesto on the peninsula.
October 6, 2019
Flirting with Fizz
Prosecco is the world's favorite sparkling wine, but Katie and Danielle want to make sure you're getting the good stuff--listen to the latest episode of Gola to find out how to choose a bottle of Italian bubbles that won't disappoint!
September 20, 2019
Rain, Sleet, Snow or Gola
This week Katie and Danielle answer handle questions from their dedicated golosi--that's right, it's a mailbag episode!
September 6, 2019
From Virgin Pressings to Contraception
The moment you've been waiting for! Katie and Danielle talk about olive oil, the quintessential Italian ingredient, covering everything that olive can (and can't) do.
August 16, 2019
Underpants and Cherries
While they're still in Rome together, Katie and Danielle take a trip to the local market to buy only the essentials: fruit, vegetables, underwear...listen to learn about the culture of market shopping in Italy!
August 2, 2019
Cento di questi giorni
Gola and Negroni are both celebrating anniversaries! Katie and Danielle talk about the classic Italian cocktail and its ingredients, not without making sure to have one themselves.
July 12, 2019
STILL Nuts for Nucillo: Nucillo Re-release
On this feast of San Giovanni Katie and Danielle return to the subject of their first ever Gola episode: the witchy walnut liquor made at this time every year in Italy! 
June 24, 2019
Croccante Totale
It's getting hot and we're in the mood for something cold--your favorite gluttons talk gelato this week!
June 14, 2019
Nutella Nightmares
This week Katie and Danielle discuss the hazelnut and its most famous Italian child: Nutella! You'll also hear our new "sigla" provided by Randy Schwartz (one half of the brilliant El Duo, check them out!:
June 7, 2019
No one ever listens to us
Katie and Danielle jump back into talking about Italian food with a conversation about how they became passionate about Italian food in the first place!  Warning for sensitive ears: while we love to talk about all things Italian, we also love to curse like Irish dockworkers, and there's some profanity that has not been removed from this episode.
May 31, 2019
Soggy Bottoms
This week Katie and Danielle finally talk about the apex of Italian cuisine: pizza!
April 1, 2019
Coppertone Ladies
With International Women's Day upon them Katie and Danielle dedicate this week's episode of Gola to a conversation about women and food in Italy! 
March 8, 2019
A Quick Fast
Just in time for Carnevale and the upcoming Lenten season, Katie and Danielle do a quick overview of the foods Italian eat while they're not supposed to be eating!
March 1, 2019
Unsavory Business
Listen this week to hear the first of many episodes on the intersection between organized crime and food systems: the unfortunate truth about the mafias of Italy and its food.
February 22, 2019
Cooking Our Books
Learn about Italian cookbooks old and new this week with your favorite gluttonous duo!
February 1, 2019
Beyond the Bistecca
After one whole week thinking about vegetables your favorite gluttonous duo is back to talking about the best known meat in Italy: bistecca alla fiorentina!
January 25, 2019
Vegetable Medley
For the first episode of the new year Katie and Danielle talk vegetarianism, veganism and vegetable-focused diets in Italy!
January 18, 2019
Worth its Weight in Gold
This week listen to your favorite gluttonous duo talk about delicious, rich Italian holiday breads: pandoro, panettone, panforte, and more!
December 14, 2018
Let it Glow
Hungry for some holiday treats? Listen to your favorite gluttonous duo talk Italian-Jewish cuisine just in time for the first night of Hanukkah!
December 2, 2018
Better than Cherry Coke
This week hear Katie and Danielle talk about their favorite underrated Italian sparkling wine that looks like cherry coke but tastes better and comes with a double dose of history: Lambrusco!
November 16, 2018
Thirsty for more Gola? This week Katie and Danielle talk aperitivo and where and when the now ubiquitous spritz arrived on the scene!
November 2, 2018
Juicy Anchovies
This week listen to your favorite gluttonous duo talk about Italy's love affair with small fish and the weird liquids they can make!
October 19, 2018
Sunlight, Held Together by Water
This week your favorite gluttonous duo wanders through the world of Italian wine, getting our feet wet for many future episodes on vino and veritas!
October 12, 2018
Pasta Crusaders
The first of many episodes where the Gola team will explore pasta--starting with what makes it delicious and what makes it Italian!
October 5, 2018
Properly Caffeinated
This week listen to your new favorite Italian food obsessed duo talk about coffee in pre- and post-Starbucks Italy!
September 21, 2018
White Gold
In our latest episode we talk about Italy's 'oro bianco' (white gold): mozzarella di bufala!
August 28, 2018
'Nduja Is So Hot Right Now
In our second episode we get spicy with spreadable Calabrian salame.
August 14, 2018
Nuts for Nucillo
Katie and Danielle talk about the weird witchy walnut liquor "nocino," known as "nucillo" in dialect.
August 14, 2018
Get ready for Gola!
A quick introduction to our podcast about Italian food, and all the history and culture that comes with it!
August 14, 2018