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Cooking Smelly Food Is Against the Law in Italy

The scent of simmering marinara sauce or lasagna baking in the oven might make your stomach growl, but Italian home chefs beware: If your kitchen smells are too overpowering, you could face a hefty fine. In a case that went all the way up to the highest court in Italy, the country that’s most famous for its odoriferous culinary masterpieces just outlawed stinky cooking. If you commit the crime now known as “olfactory molestation” you may be ordered to pay a fine of up to 2,000 euros, according to The Telegraph. The ruling originated from a neighborly spat in which residents of an apartment block complained that a couple who lived in the building were consistently cooking up stinky seafood dishes like fritti misti, which is mixed fried seafood.

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This Outrageous Peeps Milkshake From Black Tap Will Make Your Easter Sweeter

New York’s favorite and most Instagrammable milkshake joint is debuting a special springtime treat just for Easter Sunday — the Peeps Shake! This one-day-only Black Tap specialty is a hot pink wild cherry shake served in a glass that’s rimmed with vanilla frosting and Easter-themed sprinkles, and topped with Peeps Delights (the newish fudge-dipped versions of the classic sugary marshmallow treats), Easter bunny lollipops, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles and — of course — a cherry on top. All Black Tap locations in New York City will be open until midnight on Easter, so even those who plan to spend the day chowing down on Easter ham and colored eggs could ostensibly leave some room for this colorful dessert.

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How One Woman Made $11K From Delayed Flights

Last week, Delta flyers experienced around 3,000 flight cancellations due to severe weather, according to the airline. While some customers were left dissatisfied, one was paid nearly $11,000 for not taking a pre-planned trip to Florida. Laura Begley Bloom, a contributor at Forbes.com, intended on flying from New York City to Florida with her family last weekend when Delta started offering to pay flyers to give up their seats for standby passengers, according to Forbes. Over the course of three days and three cancelled flights, Bloom and her family were able to rake in almost $4,000 for every delayed flight, bringing in around $11,000, in addition to lunch, taxi fares, and a refund for the cost of three plane tickets.

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This Review That Brutally Slammed a Michelin-Starred Restaurant Has Gone Viral

The new review of chic Michelin-rated French restaurant Le Cinq at the Four Seasons Hôtel George V in Paris, written by The Guardian’s Jay Rayner, offers brutally cold commentary on the entire meal, from soup to nuts. Calling it “by far the worst restaurant experience I have endured in my 18 years in this job,” Rayner uses nauseatingly specific descriptions of the food he encountered. The first canapé, for instance, “looks like a Barbie-sized silicone breast implant, and is a ‘spherification’” that when popped tastes like “eating a condom that’s been left lying about in a dusty greengrocer.” The crass descriptions go on and on in this vicious critical takedown.

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Welch’s Continues to Push Into Kosher Grape Juice Market for Passover

Grape juice might have been one of your favorite childhood drinks, but it can also serve religious purposes for Orthodox Jews during the holidays. Traditionally for the Passover Seder, Jews drink from a blessed cup of wine, but parents often use grape juice for children to get them accustomed to the tradition. According to The New York Times, grape juice company Welch’s has stepped into the scene, even collaborating with Manischewitz to release a certified kosher grape juice last year; however, the company is pushing into already-charted territory. Kosher food company Kedem has been in the business of providing organic grape juice to families during the holidays since 1948. “We welcome the competition,” Mordy Herzog, chief executive for Kayco (distributor of Kedem), said.

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