McDonald's Opens in Its Most Controversial Location Yet: Vatican City
Last week, McDonald’s set up shop within a stone’s throw of the home of the Catholic Church in Vatican-owned property, and not everyone is lovin’ it.
Italy Celebrates Christmas by Eating a Shit-Ton of Delicious Seafood
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a centuries-old tradition that originated in Southern Italy. Expect stuffed lobster tails, baked eel, crabs, fresh oysters, tuna carpaccio, and calamari.
Vandals Drained $500,000 Worth Of Wine From an Italian Estate
The vandals who broke into the Conte Vistarino vineyard in the dead of night last week dumped wine from a variety of white grapes, including pinot grigio, riesling, and chardonnay.
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.
Why McDonald’s Is Suing This Italian City for 18 Million Euros
What has Florence done to anger the global burger chain?
Rome Has Some Really Serious Problems with Food Safety
This past year could have been a particularly challenging one for maintaining health standards. In the aftermath of ridding the Roman trash collection system of organized crime, the city was left with garbage piling up throughout the cramped city.
This Guy Just Invented an Ice Cream That Makes You Better at Sports
One cardiologist believes scoops of this ice cream could turn you pro.
This Tiny Sardinian Island Town Is Doing Nose-to-Tail Tuna
Carloforte is famed for its bluefin tuna, where salted tuna hearts, slow-cooked tripe, dried bottarga, and oil-drenched offcuts are the backbone of its traditional island cuisine.
Italy Just Got a Free All-You-Can-Drink Wine Fountain
A vineyard on the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage route between Rome and Ortona has installed a fountain that flows with locally produced red wine. And it’s free for anyone to drink.
Italians Say the Pizza at This Rehab Center Is the Best in Italy
Sp.accio is part of San Patrignano youth rehab center’s extensive job-training program, and patients run the restaurant doing everything from working the line to taking orders.
The Supermarket of the Future Knows Exactly What You're Eating
When I pick up a tomato, a set of data pops up on the screen in front of me telling me where the tomato was grown, as well as its nutritional properties and even its carbon footprint.
Fuck, That’s Delicious: International Hot Dogs
We begin our journey as Action is leaving the world’s number one restaurant—Noma—and don’t stop until we hit Chicago’s Weiner Circle with Riff Raff, with several insane stops along the way.
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