That Spritz Life: Drinking and Cooking Culture in Italy

April  7, 2016

I've decided I never want to open a podcast not in Italian again.

I also never want to *not* be drinking a spritz.

In honor of Italy Week at Food52—have you heard?—I drank spritzes sat down with the authors of two of our favorite new books: Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, authors of Spritz, and Katie Parla of Tasting Rome.

Listen to hear Katie open the show in lyrical Italian—and keep listening to hear all about cocktail legends, carbonara origin stories, and whether or not Italian jungle juice exists.

Play the episode above, find it on iTunes, or listen to it using your favorite podcatcher. (Don't have one yet? We're fans of Stitcher.)

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Milton Sandy
    Milton Sandy
  • KellyBell
  • katieparla
  • mgo19991
  • Kenzi Wilbur
    Kenzi Wilbur
Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.


Milton S. May 27, 2016
Wonderful interviews Kenzi, most interesting pronunciation of Carbonara, not at all the way I've always pronounced.
KellyBell April 12, 2016
Was there an app mentioned about italy resturants/travel?
katieparla April 12, 2016
Maybe it was my app, "KPs Rome"?
KellyBell April 13, 2016
Thanks! Planning a trip in June/July and would love to incorporate your guys recommendations. Laughed out loud to your guy's podcast.
katieparla April 7, 2016
This was the most fun Signorina Wilbur xo
Kenzi W. April 8, 2016
mgo19991 April 7, 2016
I think I need a good Spritz recipe.
Kenzi W. April 7, 2016
here you go!