A Mission to Find the Spiciest Dish in Calabria
The home of the famous Calabrian chili offers everything from delicious spicy 'nduja to throat-searing infused grappa that tastes not unlike pepper spray.
This Calabrian Limoncello Tastes Like a Boozy Creamsicle
In the tiny town of Gagliato in southern Italy, I met a local chef who makes crema di limoncello that will stop you in your tracks. The strangest part? She doesn't even drink.
Your Italian Sausages Have Too Much Garbage
Italians don’t cut corners. We do everything with care. An old-school Italian sausage should contain pork butt, salt, chili, and fennel, that’s it.
How the 'Ndrangheta Quietly Became the McDonald's of Mafias
Last year the ‘Ndrangheta—a mob group from the region that forms the toe of Italy's boot—raked in more than $75.3 billion, which is about the same revenue as McDonald’s and Deutsche Bank combined. While those exact numbers might be a bit inflated, the...