Happy Monday, welcome back from another weekend. Last night’s presidential debate lit up TV screens and Twitter accounts across the country. Chefs and restaurateurs couldn’t resist dropping a few hot takes:
This is what happens when Mario Batali has an opinion and his followers don’t agree with him:
Im gonna vote and im gonna have an opinion .... and im gonna cook and sing and love my freedom Unfollow me if you can't dig it!! Wheeeee! https://t.co/I9vqAKkUGx— Mario Batali (@Mariobatali) October 10, 2016
To my friends overseas: yes, I'm incredibly embarrassed and it hasn't started. We will try to do better. Promise.— nick kokonas (@nickkokonas) October 10, 2016
I want to know what @realDonaldTrump sniffs before a debate...something is going on....— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) October 10, 2016
In food news:
— Waffle Houses are opening back up in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, as Eater Charleston reports. Late last week nearly 50 locations of the 24-hour chain closed in response to mandatory evacuations due to the storm. Locations throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida are reopening gradually this week.
— Speaking of Hurricane Matthew: The category 4 hurricane inflicted terrible damage on Haiti. The Wall Street Journal reports residents are receiving health care and treatment for injuries but are experiencing food shortages. Looting is affecting grocery stores and small bodegas. Humanitarian aid is on the way, but food and water shortages threaten more lives still.
— Anthony Bourdain wears skinny jeans. (Here’s a recap of the first show of his live tour, The Hunger.)
— Finally, here’s how Alton Brown uses drones: