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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… read more

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Rain, Sleet, Snow or Gola

September 6th, 2019


This week Katie and Danielle answer handle questions from their dedicated golosi--that's right, it's a mailbag episode!

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From Virgin Pressings to Contraception

August 16th, 2019


The moment you've been waiting for! Katie and Danielle talk about olive oil, the quintessential Italian ingredient, covering everything that olive …

Underpants and Cherries

August 2nd, 2019


While they're still in Rome together, Katie and Danielle take a trip to the local market to buy only the essentials: fruit, vegetables, …

Cento di questi giorni

July 12th, 2019


Gola and Negroni are both celebrating anniversaries! Katie and Danielle talk about the classic Italian cocktail and its ingredients, not without …

STILL Nuts for Nucillo

June 24th, 2019


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 …

Croccante Totale

June 14th, 2019


It's getting hot and we're in the mood for something cold--your favorite gluttons talk gelato this week!

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Nutella Nightmares

June 7th, 2019


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!:

No one ever listens to us

May 31st, 2019


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! 

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Soggy Bottoms

April 1st, 2019


This week Katie and Danielle finally talk about the apex of Italian cuisine: pizza!

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Coppertone Ladies

March 8th, 2019


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! 


A Quick Fast

March 1st, 2019


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 …

Unsavory Business

February 22nd, 2019


Listen this week to hear the first of many episodes on the intersection between organized crime and food systems: the unfortunate truth about the …

Cooking Our Books

February 1st, 2019


Learn about Italian cookbooks old and new this week with your favorite gluttonous duo!


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Beyond the Bistecca

January 25th, 2019


After one whole week thinking about vegetables your favorite gluttonous duo is back to talking about the best known meat in Italy: bistecca alla …

Vegetable Medley

January 18th, 2019


For the first episode of the new year Katie and Danielle talk vegetarianism, veganism and vegetable-focused diets in Italy!

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Worth its Weight in Gold

December 14th, 2018


This week listen to your favorite gluttonous duo talk about delicious, rich Italian holiday breads: pandoro, panettone, panforte, and more!


Let it Glow

December 2nd, 2018


Hungry for some holiday treats? Listen to your favorite gluttonous duo talk Italian-Jewish cuisine just in time for the first night of Hanukkah!


Better than Cherry Coke

November 16th, 2018


This week hear Katie and Danielle talk about their favorite underrated Italian sparkling wine that looks like cherry coke but tastes better and comes …


November 2nd, 2018


Thirsty for more Gola? This week Katie and Danielle talk aperitivo and where and when the now ubiquitous spritz arrived on the scene!


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Juicy Anchovies

October 19th, 2018


This week listen to your favorite gluttonous duo talk about Italy's love affair with small fish and the weird liquids they can make!


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Sunlight, Held Together by Water

October 12th, 2018


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!

Pasta Crusaders

October 5th, 2018


The first of many episodes where the Gola team will explore pasta--starting with what makes it delicious and what makes it Italian!


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Properly Caffeinated

September 21st, 2018


This week listen to your new favorite Italian food obsessed duo talk about coffee in pre- and post-Starbucks Italy!


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White Gold

August 28th, 2018


In our latest episode we talk about Italy's 'oro bianco' (white gold): mozzarella di bufala!


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'Nduja Is So Hot Right Now

August 14th, 2018


In our second episode we get spicy with spreadable Calabrian salame.


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Nuts for Nucillo

August 14th, 2018


Katie and Danielle talk about the weird witchy walnut liquor "nocino," known as "nucillo" in dialect.


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Get ready for Gola!

August 14th, 2018


A quick introduction to our podcast about Italian food, and all the history and culture that comes with it!


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