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Gola: Italian Food & Beverage Culture

Gola: Italian Food & Beverage Culture

By Parlegari

Gola is a podcast on Italian food & beverage & how it connects to history, culture & 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 (aka nocino) & more! Don't be scared if the subject of medieval witchcraft comes up. Go with it! Contact Katie and Danielle at golapodcast@gmail.com or send some cash to help them keep up the pod!: https://www.patreon.com/golapod
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A Whole New World of Food
A Whole New World of Food
In the latest episode of Gola Katie and Danielle take a look at the vast and diverse list of foods that came to Italy only after the European encounter with the Americas, considering everything from the prickly pear to the iconically "Italian" tomato. Listen to find out more about how the things we can't imagine Italian cuisine without came to be part of la cucina italiana! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy and beyond!
30:01
January 24, 2023
Strit Fud
Strit Fud
Running around town in Italy means finding something to eat on the run, so how do you do like Italians do? Street food of course, or better yet strit fud--listen to Katie and Danielle talk about how to eat well on the peninsula while keeping things simple and delicious in the newest episode of Gola!  Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy and beyond!
39:08
January 10, 2023
Shaken and Stirred
Shaken and Stirred
Ready for a little holiday spirit? Katie and Danielle have worked hard this year and are ready to relax over a glass of something strong--listen to the latest episode of Gola to hear about cocktail culture in Italy and find out what's drinking on the peninsula! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy and beyond!
41:44
December 20, 2022
A Funny Story about Bucatini
A Funny Story about Bucatini
Season 5 continues with the essentials--in the latest episode of Gola Katie and Danielle talk pasta, in all its shapes and forms! Listen to find out the best pasta-condiment combos, whether dry or fresh is superior, and what pasta dish the golose would eat for their last supper.  Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy and beyond!
37:35
November 29, 2022
Pala, Pie, Pinsa, it's Pizza!
Pala, Pie, Pinsa, it's Pizza!
The first episode of season 5 gets back to basics--Katie and Danielle talk pizza, covering some of the fundamentals for new listeners and then discussing what's happening on the scene right now in the wide world of bread with toppings. With Katie fresh off events celebrating the Joy of Pizza and her appearance on Netflix's Chef's Table: Pizza there are plenty of updates to share! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy and beyond!
37:14
November 08, 2022
Give Florence a Chance!
Give Florence a Chance!
The last episode of season 4 wraps up the Grand Tour as Katie and Danielle talk about the medieval center best known for being home to Dante and drunk American tourists--listen to Danielle wax poetic and Katie complain about eating and drinking around the city of Florence! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
42:26
June 15, 2022
Rules Were Made to Be Broken
Rules Were Made to Be Broken
Want to know how to eat like a local this summer in Italy? In this latest episode of Gola you'll hear Katie and Danielle talk rules--how to eat, when to eat, what to eat--of dining in and out in Italy! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
51:11
June 01, 2022
Caput Mundi
Caput Mundi
More virtual travel for you this week as Katie and Danielle talk about the city so nice they called it the head of world--listen to your two favorite golose talk about eating and drinking around Rome, coming to you from their recording studio in the heart of the city! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
41:08
May 10, 2022
Fat and Happy
Fat and Happy
Lent and Passover are behind us and Ramadan is nearly over, so this week Katie and Danielle talk about the ingredient they miss the most during lean times: fat, in its many forms! This episode is all about eating fat and loving it, so dive into everything from butter to caul fat to olive oil to strutto with your favorite golose! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
49:23
April 26, 2022
Bacarando and Cicchettando in Venice
Bacarando and Cicchettando in Venice
Back in the studio and preparing for summer travel, Katie and Danielle talk about a city everyone loves maybe a little too much--Venezia! Listen as they describe the weird and delicious enogastronomic culture of the laguna and its islands, and get a de facto city guide for when you next get to Venice or any time you're in the mood for a virtual trip! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
46:32
April 05, 2022
Not So Bitter Greens
Not So Bitter Greens
This week Katie and Danielle get bitter about greens! Listen as they talk about the history of chicories and all the ways you'll find them in Italian food and beverage. And if this sounds like an episode about health, not to worry--they manage to spend most of the time on pizza and amaro as usual...  Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
30:36
March 03, 2022
Frizzantissima
Frizzantissima
This week Katie and Danielle get their feet wet, talking about hydration, hot springs, and everything else you need to know about H2O in Italy! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
43:39
February 15, 2022
Gola x Amuninni: Live Taste-along
Gola x Amuninni: Live Taste-along
Katie and Danielle will taste through some of their favorite high quality lofi Italian wines being brought to the US for the first time by Amuninni Vini. Order the wines in advance (3-pack or 6-pack) from Starr Wines to taste along or listen with whatever you've got in your glass! Don't forget to follow your favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla and become a Gola Patron!
48:18
February 01, 2022
Risate su riso
Risate su riso
This week Katie and Danielle add to their grain portfolio, talking about rice, its long history on the peninsula, and all the ways it's used in the Italian diet! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
39:40
January 04, 2022
Golosi for Dante
Golosi for Dante
Katie picks Danielle's brain on all things Dante, from Florentine politics in the Middle Ages to the poet's eventual exile from Florence to (of course) food and wine in La Divina Comedia. Make sure to stay until the end, or you'll never know just how important eels were to Dante.  Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
32:56
December 14, 2021
The Pineapple Problem
The Pineapple Problem
The pizza party continues, but this time Katie and Danielle bring the heat for real--that's right, it's an episode dedicated to pineapple on pizza and all the reasons it's right and all the reasons it's wrong!  Don't forget that you can make sure all your pizza is the best with the help of Katie Parla and Dan Richer's NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Joy of Pizza--pick up your copy from your local bookshop! Remember to follow @katieparla and @drcallegariscabinet and look out for new episodes of Gola coming hot and fresh soon! Be sure to subscribe / like / tell your friends and become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod!
30:41
December 01, 2021
Setting the Table: Medieval Italy and Countess Matilda of Canossa
Setting the Table: Medieval Italy and Countess Matilda of Canossa
In the first Gola episode not dedicated explicitly to food (but don't worry we get there!), Katie and Danielle discuss the life of Countess Matilda of Canossa--from her successful separation from two unwanted husbands to her tangle with the Holy Roman Emperor to her possible affair with Pope Gregory VII! While they're at it, they get a handle on how regional identity in central Italy was formed, thus leading to all the foods of protected origin we know and love.  Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
41:20
November 16, 2021
The Joy of Pizza!
The Joy of Pizza!
In honor of the arrival of Katie Parla and Dan Richer's Joy of Pizza your favorite Golose are re-releasing their last pizza episode--listen while you head over to pick up your copy from your local bookshop!  Remember to follow @katieparla and @drcallegariscabinet and look out for new episodes of Gola coming hot and fresh soon!  Be sure to subscribe / like / tell your friends and become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod! 
41:03
November 09, 2021
The Wild Wild East
The Wild Wild East
The adventures don't stop--Katie and Danielle keep moving up the peninsula, this time to the criminally underappreciated region of Abruzzo in central eastern Italy! Listen as they explain what makes this place so special, and if you haven't already, pair with the first two episodes of the new season to hear about Sicily and Calabria too!  Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers!  And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
37:01
October 19, 2021
Arancine to Ashes
Arancine to Ashes
Katie and Danielle keep the adventures coming this week with another episode dedicated to Gola on the Road, this time in Sicily! Listen to hear about eating well, drinking even better, and avoiding lava in La Trinacria! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
41:34
October 05, 2021
Gola Season 4 Debut: Gola on the Road in Calabria!
Gola Season 4 Debut: Gola on the Road in Calabria!
GOLA SEASON 4 DEBUT! Join Katie and Danielle for the first episode of the newest season of your favorite podcast about Italian food and beverage culture! All new in-studio engineered sound and stories from Gola on the Road, starting in the toe of the boot--Calabria baby! Don't forget to become a Patron at patreon.com/golapod to have early access to Gola events and collaborations, get Gola news before anyone else, and enjoy even more exciting benefits as you move up the tiers! And remember to follow your two favorite golose @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla to watch them eating and drinking their way through Italy!
43:15
September 21, 2021