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Katie Parla's Istanbul

Getting to the heart of Istanbul’s rich and varied cuisine can be a tall order, but food journalist Katie Parla has spent years helping visitors and locals alike discover the city's dining culture

Getting to the heart of Istanbul’s rich and varied cuisine can be a tall order, but food journalist Katie Parla has spent years helping visitors and locals alike discover the city's dining culture

Katie Parla's Istanbul

by Kathryn Parla
Katie Parla's Istanbul
Katie Parla's Istanbul
Katie Parla's Istanbul

What is it about?

Getting to the heart of Istanbul’s rich and varied cuisine can be a tall order, but food journalist Katie Parla has spent years helping visitors and locals alike discover the city's dining culture. Katie Parla’s Istanbul lets visitors experience the city like the author, who seeks out the intense sights, sounds and flavors of one of the world’s greatest food cities. If you are looking for the best grilled meats and offal, outstanding mezes, historic sweet shops and off the beaten track markets, this is your app. If you are satisfied eating mediocre meals steps from top tourist attractions, we suggest you look elsewhere.

Katie Parla's Istanbul

App Details

Version
1.1
Rating
(8)
Size
181Mb
Genre
Food & Drink Travel
Last updated
August 23, 2013
Release date
May 6, 2013
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App Screenshots

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App Store Description

Getting to the heart of Istanbul’s rich and varied cuisine can be a tall order, but food journalist Katie Parla has spent years helping visitors and locals alike discover the city's dining culture. Katie Parla’s Istanbul lets visitors experience the city like the author, who seeks out the intense sights, sounds and flavors of one of the world’s greatest food cities. If you are looking for the best grilled meats and offal, outstanding mezes, historic sweet shops and off the beaten track markets, this is your app. If you are satisfied eating mediocre meals steps from top tourist attractions, we suggest you look elsewhere.

Key features:
•Once downloaded, the content and maps are available offline.
•GPS automatically finds venues nearby.
•The advanced search filter allows you to sort by category, distance and budget range.
•Simple to share venues with friends via email, Facebook & Twitter.
•Become the critic and save favorite venues to the “My Picks” category.
•Browse “Katie’s Picks” for the best of the best.
•Get the latest Istanbul posts from Parla Food


About the author:
Katie Parla has a master’s degree in Food Studies in Italian Gastronomic Culture from the Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" and a sommelier certificate from the Federazione Italiana Sommelier Albergatori Ristoratori. She is the author of National Geographic's "Walking Rome", the blog Parla Food, and the app Katie Parla's Rome. Her food criticism and travel writing regularly appear in the New York Times. She lectures on food, beverage and sustainability topics for universities in Europe and the US.