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Kristin Melia

Recent stories by Kristin Melia

April 12, 2021

Building Blocks: In Naples, There’s Something in the Air

Naples |
By Kristin Melia
Naples -- In the early 18th century, before there was the Spinning Jenny, the Cotton Gin and the steam engine, a new machine was making waves in Gragnano, the grain capital of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. It was the torchio, the pasta extruder. And it would radically and permanently change the diet of Italy. Read more
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