I work for a site and I don't know why the content team did this, but here is an example:
example.com/food/italian is a page that contains links to Italian recipes, such as:
And all other Italian recipes are under that
/italian-food/ folder. But the main page about Italian food (which links to all the recipes) is
I am thinking I should make a case that all the recipe URLs should be changed to
However, I wanted to check here first in case this isn't needed, as long as everything is interlinked. Generally speaking, the URL structure on the site makes sense, but not in this one case.