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

MUNCHIES Presents: A Night at InGalera

Silvia Boccardi
Fast Food

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.
Wyatt Marshall

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.
Harry Sword

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.
Wyatt Marshall
Fast Food

Why McDonald’s Is Suing This Italian City for 18 Million Euros

What has Florence done to anger the global burger chain?
Phoebe Hurst

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.
Wyatt Marshall

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.
Phoebe Hurst

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.
Alecia Wood

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.
Phoebe Hurst

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.
Wyatt Marshall

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.
Alberto Mucci