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Why Chris Christie's Campaign Ad Features Olive Garden; Cronut Creator Wins Fancy French Award

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Dominique Ansel with his signature Cronut.
Dominique Ansel with his signature Cronut.
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— Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Jimmy Kimmel aired New Jersey governor Chris Christie's first campaign ad in his expected run for the presidency. Apparently, Christie got some funding from Olive Garden for this faux promo. Kimmel jokes, "It's not who wins, real question: fat jokes or hair jokes, which will we run out of first?"

— Pastry savant Dominique Ansel has been bestowed with France's second-highest honor: the Ordre du Mérite Agricole. The award honors him for his "dedication to promoting French cuisine and culture," according to a release.

Courtesy of Dominique Ansel Bakery/Official

Courtesy of Dominique Ansel Bakery/Official

Wired took a fascinating look at food additives. Here's what they look like before they end up in your food.

— Americans can now order Pat Lafrieda's meat nationwide thanks to Goldbely.

— New Yorkers won't be able to get their Dunkin' Donuts coffee in the company's signature foam cup any longer. The city has banned styrofoam.

— Women in the restaurant industry say gender bias is still an issue. Last year, the National Restaurant Association found that about "45 percent of U.S. restaurant managers were women, compared with 38 percent in other industries," but surveys still say that "the highest earning positions in the industry are dominated by men."

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