Food of the Italian Islands Oculus Plate
The Oculus Plate, which appears on the cover of Food of the Italian Islands, is handmade by artisans in Murano, Italy. Its curved surfaces with blue and transparent glass highlights mimic the undulating waters of the Italian islands. The plate is the latest glassware collaboration with Wave Murano Glass.
Lead photo credit: Ed Anderson
Additional photos: David Alvarado
Katie Parla is a New York Times bestselling author, Emmy-nominated television host, journalist, culinary guide, and educator based in Rome. She has written, edited, or contributed to more than 35 books including the cookbooks Food of the Italian South, The Joy of Pizza, American Sfoglino, Flour Lab, and Tasting Rome. She co-hosts Gola, a podcast about Italian food and drink culture. In addition to appearing as an expert on television programs such as “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” and Netflix’s “Chef’s Table,” Parla hosts culinary shows on Recipe.TV including “Katie Parla’s Rome,” “Katie Parla’s Roman Kitchen,” and “Gola on the Road.”