Happy National Pie Day and Chinese New Year from Hot Grease! Check out host Niclole Taylor’s choices for some of the best slices of pie in the city and discover Evan Kleiman’s Pie-A-Day app. Then prepare your tastebuds as David Campaniello of Bushwick’s own Arancini Bros, makers of delicious, authentic Sicilian rice balls, breaks down what exactly a rice ball is, what rice to use, and how they make them. This mouthwatering episode of Hot Grease is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
” ‘Arancina’ means ‘little orange’ in Italian and that is where the word [Arancini] comes from because when the balls are done frying they look like little oranges.”
–David Campaniello on Hot Grease