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Gola: Italian Food & Beverage Culture

Gola: Italian Food & Beverage Culture

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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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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
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 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
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!
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 adventures don't stop--Katie and Danielle keep moving up the peninsula, this time to the criminally under appreciated 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
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! 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
Pairs Well with Boat: Gola x Biondivino Summer Pack Taste-along!
Katie and Danielle are working with their friends at Biondivino in San Francisco to bring you EVER MORE WINE COLLABS! First up, this taste-along episode that brings you a fire Summer Vibes wine pack that pairs perfectly with windswept hair, sandy feet, and sunbathing on the bow.  Tenuta Belvedere WAI Bianco Frizzante 2019 La Distesa Terre Silvate Bianco 2019 Camerlengo Juiell Rosato 2019 Get the wines here! Become a Patron and get a discount on these wines and everything else we do!
35:49
July 30, 2021
Gola x Authentic Irpinia: Wine taste-along!
New Gola collab ALERT! This week Katie and Danielle taste through wines selected with their friend Sarah of The Authentic Irpinia Wine Club now available for the first time in the US. The Campanian subregion of Irpinia is a historic wine-producing region making phenomenal and still under-appreciated wines with indigenous grapes in a variety of styles, all represented in our Gola x Authentic Irpinia wine packs, available for order here. But wait there's more--if you become a Patron you'll get an extra 10% off of any wine packs you order!  You'll hear Katie mention eating at Di Pietro in Melito Irpino and La Pignata in Ariano Irpino and sleeping at Reggio Tratturo Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @drcallegariscabinet and @katieparla and tell your friends to subscribe/listen/rate Gola!
55:25
July 06, 2021
Saluti dalla Sicilia
Sending our best to all of you while we’re on the road researching and prepping new Gola pods and collaborations with our favorite Italian food and beverage professionals! We’ll be back soon with our usual episodes but for now follow our travels @katieparla and @drcallegariscabinet and support the pod at patreon.com/golapod
01:28
June 12, 2021
Emergency: Food, Community, & Health In Italy Right Now
In a very special episode this week Katie and Danielle interview Rossella Miccio, President of Emergency, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing healthcare to Italy and beyond. Recently their work has turned to become increasingly food-focused, particularly due to the acute crisis of food insecurity caused by Covid-19. Listen to their conversation to learn more, then follow Emergency on social media, and, if you can, support the cause!  Don't forget to check out the new Gola Patreon site patreon.com/golapod, where you can support the pod and get early access, individualized content, and special discounts on all things Gola!
23:23
May 14, 2021
Gola Grappa Taste-along!
We did it again! After all the success of the Gola aperitivi and digestivi packs, it was time to get serious with the most alluring and most challenging of Italian beverages: GRAPPA. Check out the packs that Anfora Wine Merchants made possible here and listen to taste along! And don't forget that if you become a patron you can get early access and discounts for all Gola collaborations: patreon.com/golapod
56:36
April 26, 2021
Elastic and Extensive
In this densely-packed extra-long episode of Gola, Katie and Danielle talk about the wild and complicated world of Italian grains!  And don't forget to check out the new Patreon site where you can support the pod and get early access to special events and shout-outs on the pod!
52:28
April 16, 2021
The Four D's
After a long love letter to all the golosi, Katie and Danielle get back to regular episodes with a talk about corn. And yeah, things get dark. Don't forget to support Gola on patreon.com/golapod!
49:51
April 02, 2021
End of Women's History Month Re-Release: Coppertone Ladies
As Women's History month wraps up and your favorite golose are preparing several new exciting collaborations and episodes, Katie and Danielle are re-releasing a classic conversation about women and food in Italy! Don't forget to check out their new Patreon where you can support the pod, get a shout-out for your business, and get special advance access to all Gola content and events!
38:55
March 26, 2021
Quicker, Faster
A re-release of Katie and Danielle's much beloved chat about Lenten foods and fasting practices in Italy! Don't forget you can support the podcast via Patreon now and get early access to special events, have the golose promote your business on regular episodes, or request a super-episode curated to your requests! 
28:60
March 05, 2021
Happy New Year, Happy Hours!
Instead of one new episode this week, Katie and Danielle are releasing the video recordings of THREE of their live happy hours from January 2021! Link here to watch and enjoy conversations about wine, negroni, and amari, and hear your two favorite golose answer questions from the audience! You can also support the podcast in a new way: check out Gola's new Patreon site and become a patron to get special access to events just like these! 
01:02
February 19, 2021
Moving Food and People
The first guest ever on Gola(!), Pamela Kerpius, comes to talk with Katie and Danielle about her not for profit humanitarian storytelling organization Migrants of the Mediterranean and the issues of food insecurity, identity, and itineracy in Italy today.  Danielle, Katie, and Pamela will also be in conversation LIVE on Friday, February 5 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern -- join them to enjoy a glass of wine from the Italian south and to learn about the people who make it possible for you to drink that wine. Register here for this free event! In this episode you'll also hear that Dario and Kim Cecchini of the famous Macelleria Cecchini in Panzano have generously offered to facilitate a "cena sospesa" for anyone who would like to donate a meal to a person in need through their restaurant. Just visit their website, purchase a gift certificate, and indicate in the notes that you would like it to be used as a cena sospesa as described in this episode--Dario and Kim will see to the rest!
43:48
February 05, 2021
Soup to Nuts
In this week's episode Katie and Danielle take on the Full Italian Meal: from aperitivo to digestivo, antipasti and contorni, primi and secondi, it's all there! Listen as they explain the why and how of the order of Italian dishes, and then do your Gola homework and make your own complete Italian meal! Katie suggests Mary Taylor Simeti's book on Sicilian cooking in this episode. And if you'd like to start and end your meal properly with Italian aperitivi and digestivi, check out these special collab packs from Anfora Wine Merchants!  And don't forget there are still a few spots left to join your favorite golose for a LIVE HAPPY HOUR on Friday 1/29 at 7PM EST--register here!
34:40
January 22, 2021
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! 
40:03
January 08, 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
28:03
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!
36:52
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!
50:06
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
25:19
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
35:19
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
01:07:14
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!
38:37
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!
39:11
November 06, 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! 
31:54
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...
40:58
October 09, 2020
Throwing Nightshade
Parmed, fried, sott'olio, or sott'aceto, Katie and Danielle take on melanzane in this week's episode of Gola! 
35:43
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!
34:14
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! 
01:05
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. 
30:24
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! 
28:06
February 07, 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!
39:17
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! 
46:29
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!
27:36
December 06, 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!
34:38
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! 
36:04
November 01, 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 eatfarmnow.com!
44:12
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.
28:52
October 06, 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!
29:20
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!
38:47
September 06, 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.
44:12
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!
31:60
August 02, 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.
26:40
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! 
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 07, 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 01, 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! 
38:32
March 08, 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 01, 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.
30:34
February 22, 2019
Cooking Our Books
Learn about Italian cookbooks old and new this week with your favorite gluttonous duo!
30:23
February 01, 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!
30:29
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!
30:19
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!
25:17
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 02, 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!
30:02
November 02, 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!
27:43
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!
25:19
October 05, 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.
20:19
August 14, 2018
Nuts for Nucillo
Katie and Danielle talk about the weird witchy walnut liquor "nocino," known as "nucillo" in dialect.
16:23
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