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Casu marzu: The world’s ‘most dangerous’ cheese

(CNN) — The Italian island of Sardinia sits in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, gazing at Italy from a distance. Surrounded by a 1,849-kilometer coastline of white sandy beaches and emerald waters, the island’s inland landscape rapidly rises to form hills and impervious mountains. And it is within these edgy curves that shepherds produce […]

How Italy became Europe’s rice producer

(CNN) — It was the movie that added sex appeal to the gritty neorealist film period and made a star out of actress Silvana Mangano. “Riso Amaro” (“Bitter Rice”), featured women wearing daring shorts with ripped stockings tramping through water, girl-on-girl mud-wrestling, and Mangano’s ample cleavage in everything from tight t-shirts to a negligee. The […]

Meet the woman bringing a Caribbean twist to French Champagne

(CNN) — A region in the north of France roughly twice the size of San Francisco is the birthplace of a revered sparkling wine synonymous with wealth, luxury and exclusivity. Champagne — the name of the region and the drink — sells around 300 million bottles a year, with the industry being worth over $5 […]

The world’s 20 best soups

(CNN) — If a steaming bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in old-fashioned comfort, you’ve got plenty of company. Soup is one of the world’s oldest and most universal foods, said Janet Clarkson, author of the book “Soup: A Global History.” “Every culture has some kind of soup,” she said. “It’s got very […]

Cheese rolls: How a humble snack became a signature New Zealand food

Wellington, New Zealand (CNN) — A cheese roll may seem simple: it’s basically a slice of bread with cheese-based filling, rolled up and toasted until slightly crispy. Yet these humble snacks hold a special place in the hearts of many people at the bottom of the South Island, the more southern of New Zealand‘s two […]

The history of pizza | CNN Travel

(CNN) — What first springs to mind when you think of Italy? For some, it’ll be the Renaissance art on display in every corner of the country. For others, it’ll be ancient Rome — the magnificent Colosseum, maybe. But for many, it’ll be another big, round and eminently photogenic Italian icon: a wheel of pizza. […]

255 restaurants, 37 Michelin stars: Meet the American who spent a year eating his way through Singapore

Singapore (CNN) — No one wants to be stuck in a foreign country during a global pandemic. But, by his own admission, 25-year-old Jon Lu, an American software engineer, chose to remain in Singapore when the world’s borders began to shutter last year. “I arrived in Singapore for the first time in August 2019, although […]

How tourism, gentrification and a pandemic have changed Asia’s street food scene

(CNN) — A decade ago, Shilin Night Market was one of the hottest night markets in Taipei, packed to the brim with vendors slinging out hot bites of stinky tofu, barbecue squid and copious amounts of grilled meats on skewers. Taipei culture writer Jason Cheung, who has been meticulously documenting the night market’s history on […]