Monster Monday: The biggest pizza in the world is ginormous!

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In our latest installment of weekday series, we introduce Monster Mondays. This series about big things. Especially big food. Really big food.

Here is the biggest pizza in the world!

Guinness World Records writes:

The largest pizza has a total surface area of 1,261.65 m² (13,580.23 ft²) and was prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte (all Italy) from NIPfood at Fiera Roma, in Rome, Italy, on 13 December 2012.

The pizza was named “Ottavia”, a word of Roman origin for “eighth son”, as a homage to the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus, who represented an epoch-making change in the history of Rome and brought the Empire into a period of economic and cultural unrest.

Ottavia was 100% gluten-free, educating and spreading a message to the whole world about the importance of health conscious food choices. A gluten-free diet can have a variety of health benefits, including improving cholesterol levels, promoting digestive health, and increasing energy levels.



You can’t order this pizza via Hungr, but we have lots of other great pizzas!

Funky Friday: Baby Like Fonkin’ It Up with a chili burger, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, onion rings, chicken nuggets and pommes frites!

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A new installment in our Food & Music series is Funky Friday. Funk music is an underrated music form, that peaked in the seventies but is still very much alive. Funkatopia collected a list of the 20 best funky albums released last year. One of them is from the legendary Funkadelic, that returned to recording after 34 years!



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We recommend ordering a chili burger, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, onion rings, chicken nuggets and pommes frites with your funk. Get it all delivered via the Hungr app. Now, there is a funky friday!

Throwback Thursday: Pizza delivery in the eighties

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In the eighties, we ordered pizza by phone and watched movies on VHS cassettes. One of them was Loverboy starring a young Patrick Dempsey. Here is the plot:

Randy Bodek (played by Dempsey) is a rebellious college slacker, living with his girlfriend. His father, furious over Randy’s lack of direction or work ethic, forces Randy to come back home and get a job. Randy eventually finds work as a pizza delivery boy, but his earnings will not allow him to fund college on his own and he despairs of being able to return to his girlfriend next semester. In his capacity as delivery boy, he soon makes the acquaintance of a middle-aged, wealthy Italian woman, who seduces him.



These days, we order pizza via the Hungr app.

Thai Tuesday: The history of Pad Thai

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Many of us love Pad Thai and order it frequently. But do you know the history of this famous dish from Thailand?

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A dish of stir-fried rice noodles is thought by some to have been introduced to the city of Ayutthaya during the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom by Vietnamese traders, and subsequently altered to reflect Thai flavor profiles. Others believe that the dish is of Chinese origin, and the etymology of the dish’s name suggests it.

The military dictator Plaek Phibunsongkhram promoted pad thai in his campaign to establish Thai nationalism. Thailand was a main exporter of rice, and the government hoped to increase the amount available for export. As Prime Minister of Thailand between 1938 to 1944 and from 1948 to 1957, Phibun hoped to westernize the country. In 1939, he supported the change of name of the country from Siam to Thailand. At the time, wheat noodles were very popular in Thailand, but Plaek Phibunsongkhram sought to eliminate Chinese influence. His government promoted rice noodles and helped to establish the identity of Thailand. As a result, a new noodle named sen chan was created.

Pad thai was made popular in Thailand during World War II. Pad thai has since become one of Thailand’s national dishes. Today, some food vendors add pork-chops to enhance the taste (although the original recipe did not contain pork because of the government perception that pork was a Chinese meat). Some food vendors still use the original recipe. It is a fast, delicious and nutritious dish, and has become popular in many countries around the world.

Pad thai is listed at number 5 on World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll compiled by CNN.

Oh, and the number one song in Thailand right now is 25 Hours by ไม่เคย!



You can order fresh Pad Thai via the Hungr app.

Photo: The 1900 portrait shows a Thai woman in a traditional costume that was deemed inappropriate after the laws on Thai dress were enacted in the early 1940s.

It’s officially the last day of summer but not the last day you can order Vietnamese-style summer rolls with peanut sauce and listen to The Cure!

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The calendar says August 31 and it’s officially the last day of summer. Why not treat yourself to Vietnamese-Style Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce delivered to your door? And listen to classic goth rock!

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‘The Last Days of Summer’ is a song from Bloodflowers, the eleventh album by English band The Cure, released in 2000. In 2002, the band performed Pornography, Disintegration, and Bloodflowers in their entirety to a Berlin audience, and released the recording on DVD in 2003, titled The Cure: Trilogy.



Listen to the album in full on Spotify here and order your food from Hungr here.

Protip: you can find the Vietnamese summer rolls in the ‘sushi’ section.

Tatort: Er wird töten (Episode 876)

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In a new blog series, we preview the classic Tatort TV show shown on German and Austrian television. Sunday night at 20:15, millions of fans tune into Das Erste (ARD) to watch the longest running crime show in television history. A record was set in 2013 with almost 13 million viewers.

Synopsis for tonight’s episode [Wikipedia]:

Stedefreund is back from Afghanistan! But before main Commissioner Inga Lürsen can rejoice, she has to deal with a woman who constantly threatens “He will kill.” As Stedefreund will fetch Inga’s new colleague Leo Uljanoff, he makes a gruesome discovery: Leo was murdered in the police station. The search for the murderer begins.

Although Inga had a love affair with Leo, she wants to solve the case. Reunited, Inga and Stedefreund start with the investigation. They find out that it has to do with a woman, who sees doctor Marie Schemer. She accused her ex-husband Joseph for stalking them, to threaten them and their little daughter and now also killibg Leo.

In fact, there is a connection: Leo initiated a case in which it came to the death of the daughter of Joseph and Marie eight years ago. At that time, Joseph was convicted of killing the child. Is that why Leo was murdered?

German trailer:



Austrian trailer:



Here is the classic Tatort theme by Klaus Doldinger:



Follow Tatort on Facebook here and on Twitter here,

Want a pizza or other takeaway food with your Tatort? Get the Hungr app now!

Order your veggie lasagne to the sounds of Paolo Conte

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At the Hungr blog we love Italian food. We also love Italian music. Today’s artist is Paolo Conte.

Paolo Conte (born January 6, 1937) is an Italian singer, pianist, composer, and lawyer (sic!) notable for his grainy, resonant voice, his colourful and dreamy compositions evocative of Italian and Mediterranean sounds, as well as of jazz music, South American atmospheres, and of French-language singers like Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens and his wistful, sometimes melancholic lyrics.



And now you can order your lasagne in six languages on Hungr!

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Watching F1 from Spa today? Why not get a burger or a pizza delivered for that?

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“Keep your pedal to the metal and just keep going…it feels like everything’s gonna come out of your mouth, which is quite exciting when you’re going flat-out 200 miles an hour!” MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Driver Lewis Hamilton chats about the Circuit de Spa Francorchamps. The 2014 FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Champion shows the most crucial parts of the track in the simulator.”


You can watch the race on RTL in Germany.

Follow the live timings on F1.com here.

Order your burger or pizza via the Hungr app here.

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Stay in with a great movie and great food delivered with just a few clicks

Tired from a long work day or clubbing last night? Or do you just feel like staying in? With a few clicks you can watch a great movie and get hot food delivered. Our editors handpicked a quality film you.

Rogerebert.com writes:

If we’re lucky, a few times a year we get as complete a package as “Phoenix.” We get character studies with performances as strong as Hoss and Zehrfeld are here every now and then, or we get auteur-driven films with complex visual choices and an emphasis on style. It’s uncommon to see a film so balanced that it serves as a commentary on the human need to deny war and betrayal while never losing sight of the story of a pianist and nightclub singer in 1945 Berlin. “Phoenix” works on so many levels, it’s the kind of piece that can be dissected and appreciated for decades. And I expect it will be.

International trailer:



German trailer:



You can stream the from Amazon Instant Video for just €3,99 here.

Order the food of your choice via the Hungr app here.