Spoiler alert: Master of None
Food is pretty fantastic, hey? But for American comedian Aziz Ansari, food is something else altogether – it’s his inspiration, his essence, his lifeblood. If you’ve seen Aziz’s excellent Netflix series Master of None, you’ll know his character Dev is more than a little obsessed with food, and his love of pasta (and a kind of unexpected break up) sees him ship off to Italy at the end of season one. But it wasn’t just Dev who uprooted his life to go and carb-load in Europe – Aziz actually did it IRL.
The comedian is currently carving out a life in Italy for a while – assumedly shooting the new season of Master of None – allowing Aziz to indulge in the many gastronomical delicacies that this country has to offer. Accompanied by his “big bud” Eric Wareheim (from Master of None and Tim & Eric), the duo spent the past seven weeks eating their way across Italy’s glorious boot, posting the results to Instagram for us to salivate over.
First stop, pizza. Obvs.
Oof… been there buddy.
Aziz also visited Modena, in Italy’s north, and dove into this maccheroni al pettine al sugo d’anatra (a.k.a. macaroni with duck ragu).
Then we saw a molto buono tagliatelle with zucchini and ricotta.
Oh and don’t forget the breakfast plates…
They’re living the life, that’s for sure.
You can follow more food adventures on Aziz’s Instagram (and on the upcoming season of Master of None, woo!).
Also please enjoy, apropos of nothing, a music video Aziz and Eric made of Kanye West’s ‘Famous’, which sees the duo parading around famous Italian landmarks and indulging in a stupid amount of good-looking food.