Gola is a podcast from food journalist Katie Parla and culinary historian Dr. Danielle Callegari about Italian food and how it connects to history, culture and society. Listen as Katie and Danielle break down the finer points of Italian food, culture, and Italian food culture. 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!
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.
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!
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!
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!: https://theelduo.com/).
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.