Daily Mail- This is the incredible moment an Italian woman prepares 90 stuffed olives... while undergoing brain surgery. Her actions allowed the surgeons to calibrate their work as they operated on the patient's left temporal lobe, which controls language and complex movements on the right side of the body. The complex surgery lasted two and a half hours and involved 11 different medical staff at the Neurosurgery Department at the Azienda Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona, central Italy.
Dr. Roberto Trignani, head of the Neurosurgery Department at the hospital, said the operation went 'very well'.
No offense to your Nonna, Nana, Mema, or whatever you call your Italian grandma(s). But there is a new queen in town and she's stuffing olives as her brain gets stuffed with tools from almost a dozen doctors. Even though I'd personally rather get brain surgery than eat a regular olive, I can guarantee that every single one of those 90 olives are a perfect 5.0 Balls because Gam Gam only plays the hits when she's getting her medulla oblangata operated on. Obviously making a sauce that everyone could enjoy around the table on a Sunday would be the preferred choice as it is the specialty of every Italian Matriarch. But even the best grandkid in the world would be looking for pieces of brain and skull fragments like Jules and Vincent in Pulp Fiction.
For more Italian culinary content, here is Chief's blog of Giadda saying burrata in splendid fashion.