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What’s with all of the food-crime stories?

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This month, chef Jamie Oliver lamented napkin and plumbing theft at his Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain. Last week brought more tales of food-related crime, ranging from silly to serious.

The New York Times reported on an ordinance in Rome that prohibits eating at the Spanish Steps and other areas of “particular historic, artistic, architectonic and cultural value,” including the Colosseum and the Pantheon. The measure is designed to protect these treasures and came about after the mayor had a run-in with miscreants camping out in the city center and decided Rome needed to be protected and respected.

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