Why Calzones Deserve More Love | Food Skills

  • Published on Dec 18, 2017
  • Calzones are a staple of the pizza-parlor menu, but too often the dish doesn't get the respect it deserves. That's too bad, because the calzone is a near-perfect food: According to Mathieu Palombino-the owner of Motorino Pizzeria in NYC-these wood-fired pizza pockets allow ingredients to stay ultra-moist and flavorful while cooking inside the oven. Stuffed with a mixture of sweet and spicy sausage, and held together by globs of melted Pecorino Romano cheese, Motorino's calzone is a worthy alternative to a classic pie.
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  • pnutqpublic
    pnutqpublic 6 days ago

    this title was misleading. it should have been "this calzone will change how you think of calzones" or something like that. even though it sounds gross to me, it seems like it could convert some haters. i prefer my calzones filled with cheese and veggies and those calzones deserve more love too.

  • More Sauce Man
    More Sauce Man 29 days ago

    Fuck yeah

  • gillyn4
    gillyn4 Month ago

    Thats not a calzone

  • Spasmodic Gaming
    Spasmodic Gaming Month ago

    Anyone know the song that starts at 2:08?

  • We Smoke Bitcoins
    We Smoke Bitcoins Month ago

    Foods are all the same. that thing is just a giant dumpling.

  • Debra Lawrence
    Debra Lawrence 2 months ago

    hi, I'm from Ohio, why are all these great restaurants in Brooklyn? what's wrong with the Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island? Never hear about any great restaurants in those boroughs, what's up?

  • Ballconei
    Ballconei 2 months ago

    This video makes me feel sick. Calzones are the creation of the devil himself. Fuck calzones and fuck everybody involved in the creation of calzones. Most of all fuck you Ben Wyatt.

  • Biggus Dickus IV
    Biggus Dickus IV 2 months ago

    Calzones are better than pizza, hands down, but that's not saying a great pizza isn't good either

  • Filip Paunovski
    Filip Paunovski 3 months ago

    its 1:12 am i should be sleeping by now wtf am i doing again

  • Izio Shaba
    Izio Shaba 3 months ago

    Italian-Americans: *But he speaks with an accent! He's not even American for fucks sake!*
    -No, but he's European and probably understands Italian culture better than any American.
    -Gettafakkaareheeeee! We only pretend we respect European Italians until we actually have to do it but then it's easier to just be American.
    -You're full of shit.

  • Gabi Hurd
    Gabi Hurd 4 months ago


  • Kyle k
    Kyle k 4 months ago

    fuck off ben

  • Joakim Figaro
    Joakim Figaro 4 months ago

    I love pizza, but when i want to celebrate with a pizza, i get a calzone

  • M D
    M D 5 months ago

    Tried the recipe. Not so impressed

  • Maximillian Osaben
    Maximillian Osaben 5 months ago

    Best calzone is the standard; only thing inside is mozzarella and ricotta, sauce on the side.

  • snapperharri s
    snapperharri s 5 months ago

    written by Ben Wyatt

  • Bmanritchie
    Bmanritchie 5 months ago

    Majority of calzones have ricotta - THERE ARE OTHER CHEESES OUT THERE, BAKERS!!

  • Javi Nieto
    Javi Nieto 5 months ago

    Made myself a calzone at home last week with aubergine portobello mozzarella and passata and it was better than any pizza I ever made. I'll try this recipe next time!!

  • Toni Capuozzo
    Toni Capuozzo 6 months ago

    "Calsòn". Ma vaffanculo

  • Jez
    Jez 6 months ago

    Can someone explain to me why Italians always pronounce "e" at the end of a word, except for "calzone"?

  • edgaraggtown
    edgaraggtown 6 months ago

    0:16 to 0:24 Is extra funny when you know Calzones is how you say and spell underwear in Spanish.

  • Juntolo
    Juntolo 6 months ago


    SAMWEST 6 months ago

    Calzones are pointless. They’re just pizza that’s harder to eat. No one likes them.

  • lucatondo
    lucatondo 6 months ago

    "I grow up in Belgium"
    Ah, ok, now i understand why you call this shit a calzone. Shame on you bruxelles sprout!

    TCRMN 6 months ago

    I'm actually really curious about what he did with those artichokes at 2:15, anyone have any ideas? Doesn't look like a Roman fried artichoke...

  • Jack Lambermont
    Jack Lambermont 6 months ago

    i normally hate calzones but that looks amazing. Never seen one with such light a bubbling crusts like that, beautiful

  • Louie M
    Louie M 6 months ago

    how much is that thing?

  • Jack
    Jack 6 months ago +2

    Ben was right

  • Nazarena Leiva
    Nazarena Leiva 6 months ago

    he is hoT just saying

    [R-K] WARLORD 6 months ago

    I dont know why but i like this Chef a lot.

  • trefader32
    trefader32 6 months ago

    Remember to never eat mini-calzones though. They'll betray you!!

  • Rudywtf
    Rudywtf 6 months ago

    from my unfortunate experience sadly i wouldn't call this a calzone. i once was in an Italian restaurant and ordered a stromboli expecting a rolled stromboli, i was given a calzone with different cheese and was notified they are the same but use different cheese.. and all other calzones i've seen are just cheese inside dough with marinara on the side. i've had to steer clear of ever considering ordering one because of how my state treats them. cheese pockets, so disgusting. I would love to go to new york for this.

  • CB Glass III
    CB Glass III 7 months ago

    Love me some calzone. Sauce *only* on the side, please. Nom nom nom.

  • Raissa Thibur
    Raissa Thibur 7 months ago

    how can you keep that accent tho

  • StillJitter
    StillJitter 7 months ago

    i wince every time his hands move near the salt and spices sitting at the very edge of the table

  • Inquisitive Cameron
    Inquisitive Cameron 8 months ago

    Shut up shut up shut up!
    You don't find a gold mind and scream *"GOLD!"*
    You keep the good food to yourself.

  • Mudya Faisal
    Mudya Faisal 8 months ago

    Calzones will forever remind me of Ben from Parks and Recreation.

  • Tomdehua
    Tomdehua 8 months ago

    Who the heck puts Eggs into a Calzone...

  • asiburger
    asiburger 8 months ago

    I usually dont like calozone, because most places prepare it like a pizza, that is folded in half. out comes a undercooked mess with wet filling, burnt top and it still tastes like a regular pizza, because it is a very bad regular pizza.
    This on the other hand is calzone done the way it's meant to be! Looks amazing!

  • mythirdchannel
    mythirdchannel 8 months ago

    I now realize I've never had a Calzone ... and this one looks perfect

  • Black Cat
    Black Cat 9 months ago


  • twist3d
    twist3d 9 months ago

    stromboli's better

  • Jessica Cortapasso
    Jessica Cortapasso 9 months ago

    Was so excited after seeing this video that my bf and I went to Motorino in BK yesterday. Guess what is NOT on the menu? THE CALZONE! Super disappointing.

  • Toffeln
    Toffeln 9 months ago


  • Grizzly Dave85
    Grizzly Dave85 9 months ago

    That’s what people will be saying in 5 years, chris

  • Benny T
    Benny T 9 months ago


  • MR_DEZ_510
    MR_DEZ_510 9 months ago

    Ben from parks and recreations agrees

  • Samuel Baik
    Samuel Baik 9 months ago

    nice fake accent

  • Billy Norris
    Billy Norris 9 months ago

    I've never ever had a calzone that didn't burn all of the flesh off the roof of my throat off...this looks good though.

  • justwhat youreallythinking

    Hey Matt stonie for hot ones

  • Jack Perry
    Jack Perry 9 months ago

    thats a Cornish pasty mate

  • Oddball_E8
    Oddball_E8 9 months ago

    Huh... it's kinda funny... every pizzeria in Sweden sells at least one form of calzone... if not several. I would have thought that calzones were a staple menu item in the US too, but apparently it isn't.

  • Someone you know
    Someone you know 9 months ago +1

    Seinfeld 😂

  • William Smith
    William Smith 9 months ago

    "no it's a guy from brooklyn" dead

  • Ken Sherman
    Ken Sherman 9 months ago

    what does he add at 1:22? i cant understand

  • Moe Joe
    Moe Joe 9 months ago

    Why the hell did I just watch that,. I was hungry before, now I would kill for one of those.

  • larry89
    larry89 9 months ago

    Just by that cook's mannerisms and from the way he explains his process, I can already tell his calzone would taste amazing.

  • BlackJack21
    BlackJack21 9 months ago

    how tall is sean evans?

  • Debora Barajas
    Debora Barajas 9 months ago

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  • lindholmaren
    lindholmaren 9 months ago

    this one man is about to take you to the cal zone

  • Anthony M
    Anthony M 9 months ago

    Seriously, this is making me hungry.

  • Kurt Cocaine
    Kurt Cocaine 9 months ago

    I adore calzones!

  • Blueout23
    Blueout23 9 months ago

    Ben would be proud.

  • bamcki
    bamcki 9 months ago

    In sweden a calzone is just a regular pizza but folded. (Before hitting the oven of course)
    I'm kind of disappointed...

  • captain9bows
    captain9bows 9 months ago

    I love pastrami calzone with cheese and sauce on top. yuummm

  • ferni the no face
    ferni the no face 10 months ago

    Why is there no chaez!11

  • chiara the grey tail
    chiara the grey tail 10 months ago

    thumbs up for all the love, but the plural of “calzone” is “calzoni” !!

  • Les Salazar
    Les Salazar 10 months ago

    Ben jokes incoming

  • Archie White
    Archie White 10 months ago

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  • Andrew Quinlan
    Andrew Quinlan 10 months ago

    He suddenly sounds like a guy from Brooklyn at 0:48

  • Jonathan Quilon
    Jonathan Quilon 10 months ago

    Why did she cut the calzone like that. my goodness

  • Chloe B
    Chloe B 10 months ago +1

    Did Ben Wyatt make this video?

  • Debora Barajas
    Debora Barajas 10 months ago

    print transfer basis cry resort green demand festival sacrifice

  • Manuel Briseno
    Manuel Briseno 10 months ago

    Why “underwear” deserve more love?

  • XpertMan
    XpertMan 10 months ago

    Nothing too special if you think about it, mince, dough and fragrances :/

  • greyclouds
    greyclouds 10 months ago

    ben wyatt

  • Bryan Agostini
    Bryan Agostini 10 months ago

    Couldnt think of a better video title?

  • Brew and Feed
    Brew and Feed 10 months ago

    Now I want a Calzone!!!

  • Paul Ahrenholtz
    Paul Ahrenholtz 10 months ago

    lemme hitchu with some knowledge, do pizza hut's survey for $10 off a $20 or more order. Then, get 4 calzones, gg.

  • Mansa Musa
    Mansa Musa 10 months ago

    Everytime I hear or see a calzone, I think of Seinfeld

  • lonniemo
    lonniemo 10 months ago


  • Ben Wyatt
    Ben Wyatt 10 months ago +2

    Oh hell yeah

  • Despacito 2
    Despacito 2 10 months ago

    Hot pockets ruined calzones for me.

  • Frostyy
    Frostyy 10 months ago

    I feel like Ben Wyatt is behind this video......

  • Jawaun  Barton
    Jawaun Barton 10 months ago

    Ya gotta go to Cornish Pasty in Las Vegas.

  • Claudia
    Claudia 10 months ago

    yeah guys! Stop dirtying your calzones

  • Rage rex
    Rage rex 10 months ago

    Your kidding right, anybody that's Italian or from a big city can tell you calzones get a lot of love, have ever seen a real skinny Italian guy from a big city or his friend, whats the matter you, 😊🤘🤙 be blessed be life

  • Daniel cucumber
    Daniel cucumber 10 months ago

    Make em smaller

  • Jeff Cone
    Jeff Cone 10 months ago

    this guy is the type of guy you could talk to for decades and never get over him

  • Vince Bonanni
    Vince Bonanni 10 months ago

    Calzones are pointless. They are just pizza that is harder to eat. No one likes them. Good day, sir.

  • Ludens
    Ludens 10 months ago +1

    Calzones are like pizza but they are harder to eat. They're dumb and so was that idea.

  • Twikki
    Twikki 10 months ago

    I got one word for calzones..... stromboli 😂

  • farah
    farah 10 months ago +2

    Ahh Love Calzones!

  • Peter Le
    Peter Le 10 months ago +1

    Remembering parks and recreation...

  • donn
    donn 10 months ago

    so... is the chicken bake from Costco a calzone?

  • brownballoons
    brownballoons 10 months ago

    i like saucy :(

  • Sean Bagel
    Sean Bagel 10 months ago

    I expect tons of parks and recreation comments

  • Kellyn Antonacci
    Kellyn Antonacci 10 months ago

    Ben Wyatt is having a mind blowing orgasm somewhere.

  • John Finsky
    John Finsky 10 months ago

    Calzones are pointless. They're just pizza that's harder to eat. No one likes them.
    Good day sir.

  • Lauty Bend
    Lauty Bend 10 months ago +2

    I'm sorry I'm the one to point fingers but AMERICANS are the ones that underrate the clazone