Get ready for one of the biggest cookbook launches of the year. On March 7, Katie Parla releases her comprehensive new cookbook, Food of the Italian Islands, on her own imprint, Parla Publishing. As the title suggests, the book follows Parla, the Rome-based author and TV personality, as she boats from village to village, from Sardinia to Sicily and beyond, tasting the local specialties.

Best of all, she sources recipes for everything from arancini to zeppole to share with us. She also provides adaptations to famed recipes and techniques, such as her take on the pistachio spread from Caffè Sicilia. To celebrate the book’s launch, Parla is coming back to her native land to tour, talk, and sign some copies. She’ll hold court at bookstores as well as some of the most notable Italian restaurants, shops, and bars across the United States, in many cases teaming with chefs to showcase dishes featured in Food of the Italian Islands. See the dates below and visit her website to purchase advance tickets. (Her stateside events tend to sell out in advance; she has guested on Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy, after all.)

Katie Parla’s Food of the Italian Islands 2023 United States Tour Dates

March 4: Labyrinth Books (Princeton, NJ)
March 5: Officina (Washington, DC)
March 7: Bar Pasquale (New York City)
March 8: Maialino (New York City)
March 10: Ditondo (Buffalo, NY)
March 11: Fiorella (Rochester, NY)
March 12: Cellar Door Provisions (Chicago, IL)
March 13: Tavernetta (Denver, CO)
March 14: Che Fico (San Francisco, CA)
March 15: Libreria Pino (San Francisco, CA)
March 15: Omnivore (San Francisco, CA)
March 16: Capri Club (Los Angeles, CA)
March 17: Caldo Verde (Los Angeles, CA)
March 18: Her Place (Philadelphia, PA)
March 19: Razza (Jersey City, NJ)
March 21-22: Sorelle (Charleston, SC)

Related: Make ‘Nduja in Carrozza, Like They Do In Rome, from Parla’s 2016 cookbook, Tasting Rome.