A Rogue Skunk is Running Wild Through Raiders Facilities

A skunk got loose in the Oakland Coliseum at the end of 'Monday Night Football' earlier this week and, like the Raiders' performance, it was stanky.
Liam Daniel Pierce
french food

France’s Unconditional Love for Dishes That Make You Fart

Cassoulet, pot-au-feu, onion soup. All the ingredients for success—and flatulence—come together in these classic dishes of French cuisine.
Romain Chanson

A Journey to the Little Czech Town Made of Stinky Cheese

The town of Loštice, Czech Republic, is famous for its tvarůžek, a soft yellow beer cheese with a distinctively pungent aroma, where it's incorporated into everything from panini to ice cream.
Morgan Childs
Stinky tofu

Hairy, Stinky Tofu Is the Stuff of Smelly Dreams

I went to Kunming, in China’s southwestern Yunnan province, to find the city's famous version of stinky tofu, which turns deliciously sour and moldy after a few days' rest. But don't believe the haters, because stinky tofu doesn’t taste like farts.
Brent Crane

I Finally Lost My Durian Virginity

I ventured to Malaysia, where people come from all over to indulge in dozens of varieties of this strange, spiky, stinky fruit, from the pale, bitter "Jackie Chan's Wife" to the elusive "Red Prawn."
Isobel Yeung

How Canadian Scientists Plan to Fight Zika With Old Tires and Milk

A low cost, environmentally friendly trap will help curb the spread of mosquitoes.
Amanda Roth

Pizza Hut Is Using the World’s Most Foul-Smelling Fruit as a Topping in China

Pizza Hut in China is known for its bizarre menu atrocities, and its latest offering is topped with durian, the famously stinky fruit that tastes variously like gone-off onions, meat, and sweet sweat.
Jamie Fullerton

Listen to ‘MUNCHIES: The Podcast’ with Smell Artist Sissel Tolaas, Who Is Making You a Better Eater

On the latest episode of the MUNCHIES Podcast, we talk to smell artist Sissel Tolaas, who is bottling the most unusual scents—including David Beckham’s stinky sneakers—to help you become a better eater and sensory human.
Helen Hollyman

I Threw a Dinner Party with the World's Stinkiest Fish

The smell of surströmming, a Swedish delicacy of fermented Baltic herring, will punch you in the face if you're not used to it. But for those of us who grew up eating this powerfully funky fish, there's no greater pleasure in the world.
Astrid Madberg
Make this

Get Funked Up on This Stinky, Savory Bowl of Crab

The bracing Laotian funk of this bowl of Dungeness crab, black bean garlic sauce, beer, and butter will penetrate all of your face holes.
Munchies Staff

Soured Herring Is the Way to a Man's Heart

I texted a few of my favorite chefs to get their thoughts on how to win at love with a can of surströmming, a powerfully fermented fish.
Xavier Aaronson

I Sold Culinary Crack to Michelin-Starred Chefs

Getting weird text message requests 24 hours a day and clearing out entire subway cars because of a stinky scent are the norm when you're slinging truffles. I've had to watch chefs inappropriately fondle my product so that I can offload something that...
Helen Hollyman