italy

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
Pizza

It's Easier To Get Good Pizza In New York Than In Most of Italy

When I moved from Italy to New York in 2011, I thought I'd never find a worthy Neapolitan pizza in the Big Apple. I was wrong.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.20.17
italy

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
9.26.17
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
6.3.17
Sex

Viagra-Flavored Gelato Arouses Interest on Reddit

Fed up with soft serve?
Nick Rose
5.5.17
italy

A Mission to Find the Spiciest Dish in Calabria

The home of the famous Calabrian chili offers everything from delicious spicy 'nduja to throat-searing infused grappa that tastes not unlike pepper spray.
Dave Hazzan
5.3.17
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
3.6.17
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.
Craig Cavallo
3.1.17
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