What’s so special about my home country of Italy? Is it the art, the culture, or the jerky? (Hint: All the above). My sumptuous mix of peppers, paprika, and spices is the closest you’ll come to an Italian getaway without booking a trip to the Mediterranean. Why, if I’d been around 500 years ago, Michelangelo would have sculpted David out of me. The sculpture wouldn’t have lasted as long—but it definitely would have tasted better. Get Out There. Be Bold.