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We Asked 7 Expats What Shocked Them Most About Food in Italy

A waiter who refused to take an order for pizza with bananas, and Tuscan bread that just isn't as good as French bread.
Leon Benz
9.27.17
italy

Climate Change Is Threatening Bologna’s Most Popular Pasta

"People normally eat tortellini at Christmas in a broth but for the last five years, we haven't had a winter."
Donna Bowater
9.1.17
Pizza

$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Is Still Struggling to Make a Pizza

Will a pizza taste as good if made by a soulless android? Time to find out!
Jelisa Castrodale
8.14.17
italy

'Made in Italy' Label Fails When Italians Argue Over Meaning of 'Italian'

How Italian is Italian enough?
Jelisa Castrodale
6.5.17
Sex

Viagra-Flavoured Gelato Arouses Interest on Reddit

Fed up with soft serve?
Nick Rose
5.5.17
italy

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

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
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
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

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
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

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