We were thrilled to read this piece on the history of Carbonara on NPR, which featured Carbonara as part of its New Year’s week coverage.
And, of course, we were also pleased to see that the journalist quoted the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas blogger and media consultant Jeremy Parzen, who lives in Houston but also teaches at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont, Italy.
At Taste of Italy Houston (March 5-6), Jeremy will be moderating a panel on Carbonara entitled “Carbonara: Pecorino vs. Parmigiano Reggiano.”
Not only will the seminar feature a tasting of Carbonara prepared by Houston-based chefs, but it will also include a talk by Julian Christopher Reid, a widely respected Houston-based food expert, columnist for the Houston Chronicle and contributor to the New York Times.
Chris (as he is known) has written extensively on Carbonara and he will be sharing his research (much of it done in Rome and central Italy) and insights into this titan of Italian dishes.
We’ll be posting Taste of Italy seminar details and registration info shortly. So please stay tuned to the IACC blog. And in the meantime, please have a look at the Taste of Italy page.