20 Reasons to Embrace Italy

You already love pizza and pasta (and probably prosciutto, too!), but now's the time to take your passion for all things Italian to the next level. We've rounded up a raft of reasons to cook, eat and live like an Italian. Though we're betting you don't need much convincing!

Photography by Tom Schierlitz

4. Meatballs

Because we still get excited about meatballs. And we're not the only ones! Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman, co-owners of the Meatball Shops in New York City and Brooklyn, helped turn the mini food into a massive trend. They've rolled up dozens of delicious combos, from spicy pork and classic beef to the sweet-and-savory lamb version here.

Makes: 4 servings
Yields: 16 meatballs

Prep   25 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
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