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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  • Dude von Sofa
    Dude von Sofa Month ago


  • Sid Iyer
    Sid Iyer 2 months ago

    This episode of First We Feast was sponsored by the Cones of Dunshire

  • jt smith
    jt smith 3 months ago

    Sorry brother, that's not a calzone. Its an oven baked breakfast wrap smh

  • sonicheadfuck
    sonicheadfuck 4 months ago

    As long as there's no fish in it. Fish is practically a vegetable.

  • TarePanda
    TarePanda 4 months ago

    Calzone in spanish means underpants

  • Michael Fellner
    Michael Fellner 5 months ago


  • Anders Andersson
    Anders Andersson 5 months ago

    Darn it! Now I´m in the mood for a calzone, but due to a nasty blizzard I can´t get one! Damn you TVclip! You sure are torture sometimes!!

  • Ilir M
    Ilir M 5 months ago

    they don’t even serve calzone anymore.

  • MadScore
    MadScore 5 months ago

    Pep Guardiola of Pizza

  • Alphascrub
    Alphascrub 5 months ago

    Mmmm i got a cheat day coming up in about a week or so. I can't decide on trying a calzone or a tripple decker cheese burger. Keep in mind ive watched this video like 3 times.

  • Danny Phinotelli
    Danny Phinotelli 5 months ago

    gee i wonder if i should make a parks and rec joke, i dont think anyones done it yet on this video

  • vaiyt
    vaiyt 5 months ago

    Calzone: the selfish man's pizza.

  • NeoDMC
    NeoDMC 5 months ago

    Ben you ain't slick.

  • Cameron Alsop
    Cameron Alsop 5 months ago

    ok ben wyatt

  • Dream
    Dream 5 months ago

    Calzones translates to underwear in spanish

  • Vher
    Vher 6 months ago

    well let me tell you that it just... works

  • Siddharth Ghosh
    Siddharth Ghosh 6 months ago

    Lowcal calzone zone

  • slowmotion Milk
    slowmotion Milk 6 months ago

    i eat them more than regular pizzas

  • Martin Castro
    Martin Castro 6 months ago +1

    Italian food taste great.

  • Mubashir Mahi
    Mubashir Mahi 6 months ago

    Ben Wyatt Is QUAYYYKING!!

  • D. Lawrence
    D. Lawrence 7 months ago

    Why aren't calzones as popular as pizza? Uh...because they're not pizza. Pizza is our childhood. Pizza is our fondest memories. Pizza is our college nights staying up studying. Pizza is buttery crust LOADED with meat, cheese, and everything else. And you can see it all. It's not hidden like the calzone. The calzone may be portable, but pizza is the greatest dish ever created.

  • Raffaele Irlanda
    Raffaele Irlanda 7 months ago

    How carbon coke burnt... 😨

  • pnutqpublic
    pnutqpublic 9 months 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.

  • Kobe Largeman
    Kobe Largeman 9 months ago

    Fuck yeah

  • ciano
    ciano 10 months ago

    Thats not a calzone

  • Spasmodic Gaming
    Spasmodic Gaming 10 months ago

    Anyone know the song that starts at 2:08?

  • We Smoke Bitcoins
    We Smoke Bitcoins 10 months ago

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

  • D. Lawrence
    D. Lawrence 11 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 11 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 11 months ago

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

  • fiko
    fiko Year ago

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

  • Izio Shaba
    Izio Shaba Year 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 Year ago


  • Kyle k
    Kyle k Year ago

    fuck off ben

  • Joakim Figaro
    Joakim Figaro Year ago

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

  • M D
    M D Year ago

    Tried the recipe. Not so impressed

  • Maximillian Osaben

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

  • Bmanritchie
    Bmanritchie Year ago

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

  • Javi Nieto
    Javi Nieto Year 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 Year ago

    "Calsòn". Ma vaffanculo

  • Jez
    Jez Year ago

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

  • Edgar Martinez
    Edgar Martinez Year ago

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

  • Juntolo
    Juntolo Year ago


    SAMWEST Year ago

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

    TCRMN Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

    how much is that thing?

  • Jack
    Jack Year ago +3

    Ben was right

  • Nazarena Leiva
    Nazarena Leiva Year ago

    he is hoT just saying

    [R-K] WARLORD Year ago

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

  • trefader32
    trefader32 Year ago

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

  • Rudywtf
    Rudywtf Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Raissa Thibur
    Raissa Thibur Year ago

    how can you keep that accent tho

  • StillJitter
    StillJitter Year ago

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

  • Inquisitive Cameron

    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 Year ago

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

  • 10.000 subs without a video?

    Who the heck puts Eggs into a Calzone...

  • Marquis Charlemagne

    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 Year ago

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

  • Black Cat
    Black Cat Year ago


  • twist3d
    twist3d Year ago

    stromboli's better

  • Jessica Cortapasso

    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.

  • Schneematz
    Schneematz Year ago


  • Grizzly Dave85
    Grizzly Dave85 Year ago

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

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  • MR_DEZ_510
    MR_DEZ_510 Year ago

    Ben from parks and recreations agrees

  • Samuel Baik
    Samuel Baik Year ago

    nice fake accent

  • Billy Norris
    Billy Norris Year 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