Gola

Cooking Our Books

An episode of Gola

By Parlegari
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!

Contact Katie and Danielle at golapodcast@gmail.com
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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!
38:46
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.
44:11
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!
31:59
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.
26:39
July 12, 2019
STILL Nuts for Nucillo
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! 
20:18
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!
31:57
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!: https://theelduo.com/).
31:09
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.
38:14
May 31, 2019
Soggy Bottoms
This week Katie and Danielle finally talk about the apex of Italian cuisine: pizza!
31:59
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! 
38:31
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!
29:52
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.
30:33
February 22, 2019
Cooking Our Books
Learn about Italian cookbooks old and new this week with your favorite gluttonous duo!
30:22
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!
30:28
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!
30:18
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!
25:16
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!
24:49
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!
25:48
November 16, 2018
Aperitivando
Thirsty for more Gola? This week Katie and Danielle talk aperitivo and where and when the now ubiquitous spritz arrived on the scene!
30:01
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!
27:42
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!
35:13
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!
25:18
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!
31:49
September 21, 2018
White Gold
In our latest episode we talk about Italy's 'oro bianco' (white gold): mozzarella di bufala!
19:18
August 28, 2018
'Nduja Is So Hot Right Now
In our second episode we get spicy with spreadable Calabrian salame.
20:18
August 14, 2018
Nuts for Nucillo
Katie and Danielle talk about the weird witchy walnut liquor "nocino," known as "nucillo" in dialect.
16:22
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!
02:27
August 14, 2018
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