Katie Parla and Kristina Gill
Katie Parla moved to Rome in 2003 after graduating from Yale. She holds a sommelier certificate and a master’s degree in Italian gastronomic culture from Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”. She writes about Roman food and beverage culture for The New York Times, The Guardian, Australian Gourmet Traveller, and more, and has contributed to and edited more than 20 travel guides. She is the author of a Saveur-nominated food and travel blog, National Geographic’s Walking Rome, and the iOS apps Katie Parla’s Rome and Katie Parla’s Istanbul. She often appears as a Rome expert on the Travel Channel, History Channel, and the university lecture circuit.
Kristina Gill is the food and drinks editor at DesignSponge.com, a home and lifestyle site with over 1.2 million readers per month. Her original recipes, and those she hand-selects from celebrated authors, chefs, and readers have appeared weekly as the “In the Kitchen With” column since 2007. She is also a food and travel photographer. Kristina transferred to Rome in 1999 after earning her BA from Stanford and her MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS.