italy

WTF

American Exchange Students in Italy Start Fire by Cooking Pasta Without Water

There are cooking failures, and then there are cooking failures so bad that you piss off the entire country of Italy.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.21.18
meat

This Guy Gets Paid Thousands of Dollars to Slice Ham

Spanish cortador de jamones Florencio Sanchidrián has cut ham for everyone from the King of Spain to Robert De Niro, and considers himself an ambassador for his country’s Iberian ham.
Gareth May
3.7.18
italy

Where to Find the Best Arancini in Milan

An exhaustive and very opinionated search.
Marco Giarratana
2.2.18
Pizza

I Traveled to Naples to Trace the Roots of the Dollar Slice

Listless youths and hopeless drunks worldwide have the pizzaiolos of 19th-century Naples to thank for giving the world the dollar slice.
Terrence Doyle
1.30.18
Chinese food

How Rome Fell in Love with Chinese Food

Sonia, the one-name-only grande dame of Rome's Chinese restaurant scene, had a lot to do with it.
Giancarlo Buonomo
1.24.18
Pizza

Baltimore Pizza Spot Points Out that Italy Was Once Considered a 'Shithole,' Too

Hersh's menu modification is in response to Trump's recent comments about Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.18.18
WTF

Restaurant Owner Notices Fish Is Still Alive, Releases It Back into Ocean

"I've never seen a fish so tenaciously attached to life," Braghieri said.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.18.18
wine

This Man Is Transforming Sicilian Lava into Wine

"When I started, I was searching for a precise concept: I wanted to find the lava within the bottle, which I call the liquid rock."
Alice Sagona
1.17.18
liquor

Fernet-Branca Was Once a ‘Cure’ for Cholera

I was granted a conversation with the Vice President of Fernet-Branca, Niccolò Branca, who offered some rare insight into its composition and surprising history.
Harry Sword
1.7.18
italy

This Farm Is Occupied by Squatters Who Are Making Incredible Olive Oil

The abandoned hillside location on the outskirts of Chianti is run by a collective of farmers without a boss.
Diletta Sereni
1.5.18
coffee

Mafia Boss Who Murdered 150 People Memorialized with Espresso

The police department said that the coffee products would allow the family to profit from its own illegal activities.
Jelisa Castrodale
12.10.17
WTF

Tourists in Venice Charged $613 for Lunch, Mayor Calls Them Cheapskates

The restaurant has been accused of overcharging in the past.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.13.17