Tagged: Italy

Was Roman concrete better?

In this video, Practical Engineering discusses a few modern techniques that help improve design life of concrete, including roller compacted concrete (RCC) and water reducing admixtures (superplasticizers).

Live at Pompeii

The Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii concert is 47 years old this month. Released in 1972, the documentary film directed by Adrian Maben and featuring the English rock group Pink Floyd performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre...

How to french toast leftover pizza

When you French toast leftover pizza, the stale crust becomes a soft and savory pillow, while the once-rubbery cheese crisps on the outside of a gooey interior. This isn’t a technique you want to...

Calcio Storico Fiorentino

The Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling originated in 16th century Florence and played today in historical costume. The four teams of the historical neighborhoods of the...

Gina makes lasagna

Ingredients: Fresh Pasta: 6 cups (768 g) All Purpose Unbleached Flour [Cup to gram conversions table] 1 cup Semolina Flour 8 extra large Eggs 1 Tbsp Salt mixed with 1 Tbsp Water Ricotta Mixture:...

How to make pesto

Ingredients: 1 garlic clove ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt 100 grams basil leaves with stalks on, leaves and flowers removed and washed and dried 60 grams pine nuts, toasted ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, the nicest you can afford, preferably...

A day in the life of a Roman soldier

The year is 15 CE, and the Roman Empire is prospering. Most of the credit will go to the emperor, but this success wouldn’t have been possible without loyal soldiers like Servius Felix. Robert...

The story of Lucali

Prior to opening Lucali in 2006, Mark Iacono had never dreamt of being a cook. Today, he operates one of the best pizzerias not only in New York City, but the entire world. In...