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Italy’s Supreme Court Just Fined a Couple for Cooking Smelly Food

The highest court in Rome issued a 2,000 Euro fine to the couple, who had upset neighbours with odours of fried food and pasta sauce.
Daisy Meager
4.7.17
italy
italy

Creepy Goat-Men Are the Stars of Sardinia’s Annual Citrus Festival

The Sagra degli Agrumi in Sardinia is a celebration of the end of the citrus season, featuring folk songs and locals decked in traditional outfits. Oh, and terrifying monsters, too.
Alecia Wood
3.29.17
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antarctica

Inside the Loneliest Five-Star Restaurant in the World

You can eat foie gras at Antarctica's Concordia Station, but your closest neighbor is the International Space Station and you might not see oranges for three months.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.9.17
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truffles

Truffle Hunting Is a Sickness

Natale Romagnolo, a fifth-generation trifulau, was only five or six when his father took him on his first truffle hunt. And even after 50 years, the hunt never, ever gets old.
3.2.17
Pizza
Pizza

Why This Chef Puts Seawater in His Pizza Dough

“This way of cooking comes from the Italian fisherman,” says Italian-born London chef Mauro Palomba. “They would just scoop up some seawater and use that in place of normal water. There's something so simple and natural about it.”
Laura Martin
2.26.17
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london

This Argentinian Italian Breakfast Sandwich Is Better Than McDonald’s

Chef Gabriel Pryce of the now-closed Hackney restaurant Rita’s admits that his breakfast whopper is “kinda gross, kinda dirty, but delicious.”
Daisy Meager
2.25.17
Religion
Religion

Pope Francis Warns that Texting at the Dinner Table Will Cause Wars

Pope Francis is on a crusade to preserve one of the last bastions of “togetherness and solidarity” in our depraved world, and he’ll be damned if he’s going to let emojis and right swipes get in the way of a good meal.
Nick Rose
2.22.17
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coffee

Starbucks Is Coming to Italy and Italians Are Predictably Skeptical

The US chain has announced plans to open its first location in one of the world's proudest coffee-drinking nations.
Phoebe Hurst
2.21.17
Restaurants
Restaurants

This Italian Restaurant Gives Discounts to Parents with Polite Kids

The owner of a wine bar in northern Italy is rewarding the parents of well-behaved children with 5 percent off their bill.
Daisy Meager
2.15.17
italy
italy

This App Can Tell You Whether Your Olive Oil Really Is Italian

Users can scan the barcodes of “Made in Italy” products, and find out whether they really are of Italian origin.
Phoebe Hurst
1.26.17
Olive Oil
Olive Oil

In Puglia, Nearly Every Family Makes Its Own Olive Oil

The processing equipment might be modern, but the olive oil—all-natural, unfiltered, and exquisitely fresh—has been the same for generations.
Aaron Kase
1.25.17
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prison

MUNCHIES Presents: A Night at InGalera

In this MUNCHIES special, we head to Milan's Bollate jail to visit a critically acclaimed restaurant located inside a medium-security prison.
Munchies Staff
1.18.17