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Sea Creatures That Look Like Delicious Italian Dishes, Ranked

The "ravioli starfish" isn't the only sea creature that looks like something you'd find at a red-sauce Italian restaurant.
Bettina Makalintal

Restaurant Refuses to Grate Cheese for Customer's Seafood Dish, Calls it an 'Obscene Request'

Don't order cheese on your crab pasta unless you want an Italian chef to tell you to “try Parmesan on cow dung."
Jelisa Castrodale
Dirty Work

Savor this Never-Ending Summer with Tomato-Mayo Sandwiches and Fried Okra

If you run to your nearest farmer's market, you can snag the last of the heirlooms and gorge like Chef Chris McDade from Brooklyn's Popina.
Danielle Wayda
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This street artist replaces swastika graffiti in Italy with paintings of pasta and cheese

For the past 10 years, “CIBO” has protested the rise of the far right by painting images of Italian food and produce over the abundance of neo-fascist graffiti around his hometown of Verona.
Stacey Sommer

Italy's Most Lit Food Festival Involves Boiling an Entire Sheep

You can eat whatever you want at the Pezzata di Capracotta, as long as it's mutton or lamb.
Giorgio Mininno

I Tried to Eat Like an Italian Futurist and Learned that Fascism Isn't Delicious

One hundred years ago, an avant-garde group set out to transform meals into performance pieces. Were they any good?
Kristian Ejlebæk Nielsen

These Italian Grandmas Making Pasta Are Your Respite from the Rest of the Internet

We’ve just discovered the Pasta Grannies YouTube channel AND WE ARE IN LOVE.
Jelisa Castrodale

Call Your Nonna: Church Says 'Miracle' Virgin Mary Statue Is Weeping Olive Oil

Ready your spaghetti for some divine EVOO!
Jelisa Castrodale

Restaurant's Extra Charge for Grated Parmesan Triggers National Outcry in UK

One food writer was surprised to be billed for a sprinkle of Parmesan. The restaurant insists it did nothing wrong.
Mayukh Sen
Send Noodz

This Meatball Ragu Is Like a Hug From an Italian Grandma

Don Angie's riff on everyone’s favorite—spaghetti and meatballs.
Danielle Wayda

Mobster on House Arrest Is Back in Jail After Sneaking Out to Bakery, Pizzeria

John “Porky” Zancocchio was confined to his home after being charged with racketeering.
Jelisa Castrodale
Send Noodz

Infuriate the Italians in Your Life with This Tofu Skin 'Pasta'

This riff on classic pasta all'amatriciana comes to us courtesy of the team at San Francisco's State Bird Provisions.
Danielle Wayda