Tagged: Italy

How to make 2,000-year-old-bread

In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum. The British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe...

The legend of panettone

A slice of panettone and a flute of champagne (or prosecco)… there is no more Italian way to wish a happy holiday season. It’s a ritual in many homes where panettone is a welcomed...

How Italy’s biggest mozzarella balls are made

Caseificio La Fattoria in Battipaglia, in the Campania region of southern Italy, makes fresh mozzarella with buffalo milk that can weigh up to 40 kg. The dairy makes the mozzarella in a variety of...

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:...