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  1. tragedies
    Why Italy’s Beloved Moka Pots Are in Danger of Going ExtinctBialetti is struggling amid increasing competition.
  2. empire building
    Here’s the Craziest Stuff You Can See at Eataly World When It Opens Tomorrow“You can pay €20 for that truffle hunt and €60 for a class that teaches you how to ‘recognize fruit trees.’”
  3. empire building
    Here’s All the Craziness to Expect When Eataly World Finally Opens in NovemberThere are daily truffle hunts and a bar that can serve 1,000 different Negronis.
  4. preservatives
    Here’s How Eataly Plans to Save One of the World’s Most Famous PaintingsThe grocery chain is paying to install an “advanced air filtration system.”
  5. interviews
    Italy’s Most Acclaimed Chef Wants to Feed America’s Poorest CommunitiesMassimo Bottura talks about his plan to open “beautiful” soup kitchens to help feed the world’s hungriest diners.
  6. crime scene
    Italian Restaurant Gets Flooded With Business After Elderly Chef Shoots IntruderEvery table was booked by locals after he killed a burglar.
  7. discounts
    Italian Restaurant Offers Parents a Discount If They Have Well-Behaved Children“I have only given it three times, which shows how rare good behavior is,” the owner says.
  8. crime scene
    Truly Horrible Saboteurs Destroy 400,000 Bottles of Italian WineNot the Riesling!
  9. video feed
    Italy Asserts Its Culinary Supremacy With This 121-Scoop Ice-Cream ConeIt’s a new Guinness Record.
  10. news you can booze
    Your Prosecco Habit Might Be Giving Italians AsthmaVineyards’ neighbors claim heavy pesticide use is taking a “dire toll” on heath.
  11. empire building
    Here’s All of the Insane Stuff Coming to Eataly’s $100 Million Theme ParkThe most solar panels anywhere in Europe, acres of orchards and farmland, “rides,” and a hotel.
  12. the chain gang
    Just Move to Italy So You Can Eat McDonald’s New Nutella BurgerA sandwich with none of a McDonald’s burger’s usual downsides, like meat or cheese.
  13. food relief
    Italian Town Aiding Earthquake Victims With PastaAssisi’s restaurants are donating €2 for every pasta all’amatriciana they sell.
  14. really bad ideas
    Popular Italian Chef Tells Vegans He’d Like to Just ‘Kill Them All’It’s because they are “a sect, they’re like Jehovah’s Witnesses.”
  15. health concerns
    Italy Proposes Jailing ‘Reckless’ Vegan ParentsA new bill wants to punish adults with up to six years in prison.
  16. Awards
    ‘World’s 50 Best’ Winner Osteria FrancescanaMassimo Bottura’s restaurant in Modena won for the first time.
  17. Record Breakers
    ‘World’s Longest’ Pizza Actually Doesn’t Look That BadIt’s more than a mile long, and it’s still more appetizing than Papa John’s.
  18. Food Fight
    Carbonaragate Scandal Rocks EuropeItalians are outraged over a one-pot French recipe for carbonara, which includes onions and — what’s this? — crème fraîche. Oh, no.
  19. Empire Building
    Starbucks’ First Italian Stores Will Open in 2017This is CEO Howard Schultz’s dream.
  20. Food Fights
    California Markets Olive Oil As Scandal-FreePlus, Stateside orchards are “industrial marvels.”
  21. Bans
    Italian Restaurant Draws Predictable Ire After Banning Kids Under 5The owner is particularly peeved that they “hate fish.”
  22. Food Fights
    Italian Town Bans Wood-Burning Ovens for 3 MonthsThe mayor wants to clean the air.
  23. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks Is Closer Than Ever to Opening a Store in ItalyPumpkin Spice Lattes will be a tough sell in a country that takes its coffee so seriously.
  24. The Chain Gang
    Domino’s Is Now Selling Its Pizza in ItalyWill the country possibly take to it?
  25. Shortages
    The Price of Olive Oil Is About to Reach an All-Time HighThere’s been a 50 percent decline in the production of Spanish and Italian olive oils.
  26. Bad Trip
    Someone Created a Fake Restaurant to Prove That TripAdvisor’s Reviews AreIt’s not any better than Yelp.
  27. Tie-ins
    Wes Anderson Designed a Café That Looks Like Something Straight Out of HisIt’s located in Milan.
  28. Something Rotten
    Grandma Accidentally Poisons Family With Hot Cocoa That Expired 25 Years AgoOops.
  29. Video Feed
    An Ecstatic Pizzeria Owner Rushed to Deliver a Pie to Pope FrancisAnd there’s video!
  30. Nut Job
    Someone Got Busted Trying to Smuggle $150,000 Inside Nutella JarsYou don’t smuggle Nutella back into Italy, you dummy.
  31. Food Fights
    An Entire Town Is Mad at a Chef for Adding Garlic to His Pasta SauceRules exist for a reason, chef.
  32. Quote of the Day
    And You Thought High-Fructose Corn Syrup Was BadSicilians are fighting to take their food back from Mafia control.
  33. Take the Cannoli
    Italians Call for an End to Mafia-Themed ProductsNo more “Don Corleone” after-dinner liqueurs and “Al Capone” pastas.
  34. Dolphin Meat
    Restaurants in Italy Serving Dolphin Meat on the SlyYou have to ask for “black” and slip the waiter some lire.
  35. Rulings
    Anheuser-Busch Can’t Sell ‘Budweiser’ in ItalyA court rules the Czech Republic’s Budejovicky Budvar can use the famous name.
  36. Video Feed
    Watch an Interview With Italy’s ‘Best’ Chef, Massimo BotturaHe instructs a guest to close his eyes and eat leaves.
  37. Expansions
    Joe and Lidia Bastianich Open Orsone in ItalyRegional Italian food, but also a cheeky PB&J dessert, just an hour and fifteen minutes outside of Venice.
  38. Mediavore
    NJ Homebrewers Turn Love of Hops Into Cash Crops; FDA Mulls BPA BanPlus: Celine Dion’s heart goes on despite love for smoked meat; and with lots of bones, you can make porky tonkatsu ramen at home, all in our morning news roundup.
  39. Beer Me
    Two Dinners Showcase Italian Craft BeerItalian craft beers come into focus at two special dinners.
  40. Fake-Outs
    The San Marzano Tomato TrapYou say tomatoes, we say fakers.
  41. Mediavore
    Tastespotting Rules The World of Food Porn; How to Make A-Rod’s Kale ChipsSarah Gim’s website depicting photos of people’s food gets over five million visitors a month.
  42. Mediavore
    Starbucks Changes Its Logo; Food Trucks Robbed in KTownAfter 40 years, the coffee company is entitled to a mid-life crisis.
  43. Mediavore
    Stock Watchers See Bimbo as a Potential Buyer For Troubled Tasty Baking Co.;Plus Acme plans to close five Philly area locations, and the just signed food-safety bill might cause prices to go up, all in our morning news roundup.
  44. Menus
    Granite Hill to Serve a Wine Dinner Inspired by Italy’s Other MichelangeloThe wine dinner’s menu was drawn up by Granite Hill’s new chef Philippe Trosch.
  45. Food Fight
    ‘Italianissimi’ Project Will Crack Down on Faux-talian“San Marzano” tomatoes from California: watch out.
  46. Mediavore
    Jay Leno Breaks Down at Chili’s; Westlake Resident Details Harrassment of StreetThe late-night host fixes his car using water from the restaurant and an LAPD officer is singled out for dumping food vendors’ trash.
  47. Mediavore
    Top Chef Takes Home An Emmy; Meet The FoochebagsWhile contestant Amanda Baumgarten dismisses the show’s weight, Top Chef earns a golden statue.
  48. Mediavore
    Del Taco Shooting Leaves Three Dead in San Bernadino; Gulf Spill Yet To AffectA multiple-homicide terrorizes a fast-food restaurant and the Deep Horizon spill shows little impact on seafood costs.
  49. Mediavore
    Suspect Named In Hot Spot Cafe Massacre; Restaurant Recovery Is UnderwayLAPD are searching for a 28-year-old gun dealer and the outlook improves for restaurants’ bottom lines.
  50. Mediavore
    What President Obama Shouldn’t Be Eating; Laurent Tourondel Splits with BLTPie and burgers are giving the President high cholesterol and a famous chef goes his own way.
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