Guests: Katie Parla & Alicia Lutes
Pasta, Italy, Master of None, Wonder Woman and the female gaze – Pop Culture Confidential is jam packed this week! We speak to Katie Parla, culinary writer and the author of the book Tasting Rome. Parla was the food concierge on the Italian episodes of the brilliant, and food obsessed, new season of Master Of None (Netflix) where we find that Dev (Aziz Ansari) has left New York and moved to Modena, Italy to learn the art of pasta making. Katie Parla speaks to us about Italian cuisine, Master of None, the food of Rome and even a few great restaurant tips!
And we speak to Alicia Lutes, Managing Editor of Nerdist.com who shares her insights on the highly anticipated movie Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins. Host Christina Jeurling Birro also asks Lutes about the female gaze in TV and film, how the sex scenes are getting a different perspective right now, and the current TV seasons many religious narratives.
Wonder Woman premieres end of May in Europe and June 2nd the US.
Katie Parla is a Rome-based culinary writer, educator and journalist (The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Australian Gourmet Traveller). She is the author of numerous books including Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City. Parla was the food concierge and dialect coach for the Italy-based episodes of Aziz Ansari & Alan Yang’s Master of None Season 2. Her new book, coming in 2019, is about the food of southern Italy.
Alicia Lutes is a journalist and the Managing Editor of Nerdist,com. Her work can be see on The Hollywood Reporter, XOJane, Bustle, and MTV, where she writes about film, television and entertainment.