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Magnolia Bakery in Tokyo; The Taste Casts for Season 3

TOKYO— On Monday, June 16 New York City's famed Magnolia Bakery opens its first shop in Tokyo. The new store is located in Omotesando, GYRE, and will serve the same menu of cupcakes, banana pudding, cheesecakes, and more. The store will be open every day from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. [EaterWire]

FOOD TVThe Taste, ABC's food competition show hosted by Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson is casting for its third season. Professional chefs and home cooks may apply online or in person at an upcoming open call. [EaterWire]

RADIO WAVES— On the latest episode of Food is the New Rock, the podcast from Zach Brooks (Midtown Lunch) and radio personality Chuck P, the hosts talk to chef Ben Ford — otherwise known as Harrison Ford's son — chef of LA's Ford's Filling Station. After they discuss the chef's new book, Ford tells them about the time he worked for Bill Graham in San Francisco and got to see Jerry Garcia, John Lee Hooker, and Carlos Santa. [FITNR]
Magnolia Bakery [Photo: Larry/Flickr]