Six weeks ago, actor and comedian Aziz Ansari posted an Instagram of a pumpkin and prosciutto panini with the caption, “Living in Italy for a while so abandon my ‘gram if you don’t like photos of delicious food.” Since then, we’ve spent about 95 percent of our free time looking for coins under couch cushions and below the passenger seats of strangers’ cars so we too can live our best life in Italy.
As much as everyone wants to say that Ariana Grande replying to haters on Twitter with grammatical corrections is “them as a celebrity,” we’re pretty sure that’s crap. If you became rich and famous tomorrow, you wouldn’t immediately go through your direct messages and correct the haters, or at least we definitely wouldn’t.
The first thing we’d do is, we’ll pay off student loans of course and then GO TO ITALY AND EAT LIKE AZIZ! Aziz Ansari is the real hero of famous people. HE is all of us as a celebrity. According to his Instagram he has been treating himself to six blissful weeks of pasta, cheese, meats and cannolis and the only thing missing from his indulgent adventure (besides us) is “treat yoself” enthusiast Donna Meagle.
To motivate our coin hunt we’re going to take a closer look at where Ansari has been and what he’s eating. If you’re allergic to gluten, dairy or deliciousness, you may want to skip this part.
The start of this beautiful journey, six weeks ago.
The subsequent four weeks of seemingly solo culinary exploration.
Then a friend (Eric Wareheim) came to visit and we were blessed with the creation of #BigBudLilBud.
These goofballs got their freaking car stuck in the narrow streets of Sicily!
When they broke free again this was their reward.
Seriously, if this isn’t “you as a celebrity” we probably wouldn’t be friends.
Look at this final #BigBudLilBud feast!
AND THIS SOLO MEAL
Where does it all go? Who cares! All we know is there are rumors that Ansari’s Netflix show Master of None could be set in Italy for season 2 which would mean there are more food pics on the Italian horizon. In a world of changing logarithmic social media, Italian food pics are the only reason we keep coming back.