Ah, to be twenty and in college again... I never set my spaghetti on fire, though.
Despite all the information there is online about safe cooking, 3 American exchange students managed to catch their pasta on fire.
They wanted a traditional Italian dinner but instead got traditional Italian firemen.
Italians who had read the story were very entertained by the girls' unsuccessful attempt at the local cuisine. However, well-known Chef and owner of a Florentine restaurant offered to teach the students (safe) Italian cooking.
He believed he and the rest of the Florentine community hadn't done a proper job introducing these girls to their food tradition, and so wanted to fix that mistake.
The rest of the world found the story hilarious and very relatable. It reminded many former students of their own similar experiences with "fire in the kitchen." Others were simply amused by how stupid students can be.
Who hasn't burnt their food at least once in their life?
Pasta with chicken. #yummy #mouthwatering https://t.co/5IsNL0mxtW— CookingwithBe (@CookingwithBe)1552054150.0
Allstate Insurance has dedicated a whole article to help college students survive dorm life.
Favorite pasta and GO https://t.co/8Ubd5eOcLc— Meg (@Meg)1552037160.0
Their key advice included fire safety in the kitchen.
The best survival strategy for a weekend blizzard: pasta. https://t.co/LIfb9ZnyMW— fan (@fan)1552054356.0
But they left out one crucial step.Always, always add water when making spaghetti. Pasta doesn't boil itself.
They forgot that, and now look what happened: 3 American twenty-year-old females set their kitchen on fire in Italy.
"How did the last Italian chef die...?" . . . "He pasta way!" https://t.co/EBGp4CskWa— ─Bruno Buccellati🖐️ (@─Bruno Buccellati🖐️)1552006921.0
All they wanted was a nice, authentic Italian dinner.
My sister : lets cooking Me : oh okay, lets do it My sister : what we gonna cook? Me : I don't even know Me and her… https://t.co/9KNgOAW646— Auli (@Auli)1552045620.0
They took the dry pasta and put it into a dry pot.
Gnight https://t.co/ZaSDKtgyT2— beyzamibu (@beyzamibu)1551990855.0
The students didn't know how to put out a stovetop fire, so they called the fire department.
"What did we show to these girls, who came here to study and on their free time tried to make the most traditional dish of our gastronomic culture?"
Since no one got hurt, it's really a funny story.
"Instead, we must reflect: why did something like this happen with the Italian dish par excellence?"
Italians made sure to comment.Vice Munchies says they had fun calling out the students for their embarrassing moment and showing off their superiority.
"Return to the USA to eat hamburgers & chips from [McDonald’s]," one wrote.Another one said, "[F]rom one of those three could come the next US Secretary of State...or the next president!"
Chef Fabio Picchi offered to teach the girls Italian cooking.
"They will have lunch in our restaurant with two of my extraordinary cooks," he said.
Vice Munchies joked, "Maybe those three students can become pen pals with John Silva and Derrick Irving."The two had just been arrested for using a jar of spaghetti sauce to start a fire in their ex-boyfriend’s house.
The men were also Americans.
To my wine 🍷 drinking friends, What pairs well with Beef Pasta Hamburger Helper? Mad Dog, Ripple or ............… https://t.co/87RDKAuYS9— Jimmy Partridge (@Jimmy Partridge)1552006387.0
The owner saw someone moving on his security camera and called the police.The policemen managed to put out the smoldering washcloth before it caught on fire.
"He was trying to make it look like I left the stove on but who gets up at 2 am and fixes sketti?" the victim asked.
Her: I'm leaving you. Me: Is it because of my obsession with food puns and Terminator quotes? Her: Yes. Me: Pasta La Vista baby.— karanbir singh (@karanbir singh)1552011195.0
Allstate also adviced students to let people know if they see a fire or potential fire hazard.
holy pepperoni!!!! SUPER MARIO and FRIENDS are REAL and there at MY HOUSE..............PASTA POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… https://t.co/E6qmnNTj9s— JY (@JY)1551997336.0
Picchi might not think it was funny, but the rest of the world surely did.
*Pasta on fire intensives* https://t.co/Z0g0obYciC https://t.co/HgiQbwNJoU— r/HistoryMemes (@r/HistoryMemes)1551999316.0
Naeem Khan: "Ravioli Ravioli give me the death I deservioli."Jeff Epperson: "So? Water is disgusting, fish fuck in it." Krystal Rene' Nurse: "They wanted their pasta to be al burnte."
Andy Boustany: "COUNTRY ROAAADSSS TAKE MEEE HOMEEE TO THE PLACEEE I BELOOONNGGG."
Save time when making pasta! 😂 #chefmeme #funny #meme #cooklife #cheflife https://t.co/N43LrRmAWC— Staffy (@Staffy)1551474092.0
Julia Elizabeth O'Sullivan: "I can't remember when this was but I tried to microwave oats without milk."
throwin pasta at the wall— CAL (@CAL)1551503235.0
Jeff Mozey: "When I was a kid my sister told me to put a cup of ramen in the microwave to cook it."
one of my old tumblr friends and i only communicate now via tagging each other in pasta memes on facebook and i think thats beautiful— ⊹ rach ⊹ (@⊹ rach ⊹)1550454948.0
Freya Therese tagged her friend, "Drew Gregory remember when you Skyped me from Switzerland because you didn't know how to cook rice?"
I will never understand the memes about people making way too much pasta. Like how do you mess up so bad that you c… https://t.co/14K0yA7RYW— Jake Coulter (@Jake Coulter)1547744267.0
Luca Xodo: "Why would an American girl in Florence ever have to cook her own pasta, when there are surely hundreds of Italian guys inviting her home for dinner?"
I had a pasta breaker all along. https://t.co/2DOOlZTtCx— Denis (@Denis)1552021389.0
Josh Hidman: "It could have been even worse."
Is it because I'm fat? If you can't handle a real hearty pasta woman, i think you might be looking for this, you fu… https://t.co/ZbHSoPYLQd— Mrs. SpaghettiO (@Mrs. SpaghettiO)1552025580.0
Mark Selak: "Trump university Grad students?"Stephen John Fortin: "They could have just used a lighter or matches..." George Horváth: "Technically, that's called 'toasting.'"
Logan Samantha: "Common sense isn’t very common anymore."
Mum was trying to get a nice pic of the dogs but there I am trying to eat my pasta in fucking peace:)))) https://t.co/ZhMSEOvBew— Poppy Rodwell (@Poppy Rodwell)1551985352.0