Happy Tuesday. Have you ever wondered what shouty chef Gordon Ramsay's home kitchen looks like? Prepare to find out via a 360-degree video. (Why yes, it is a lot bigger than yours.)
In other vital food news today: Chipotle is now a commencement speech joke; Chili's is getting into mobile payments; a former supermodel goes to culinary school; and which food sneakers should Nike make next?
— As promised, here's a look inside Ramsay's kitchen: He whips up a proper English breakfast with the help of his daughter Tilly (who also has her own cooking show now):
A 360 English Breakfast with Gordon and Matilda
With just under a week until America's best home cooks enter the MasterChef kitchen, here's a look at how Tilly and I cook at home ! Here's my first Facebook 360 cooking demo ! Join Tilly and I as we make one of our favourites, a full English BreakfastPosted by Gordon Ramsay on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
— Chili's, enduring casual dining chain and former home of the Awesome Blossom, is hopping on the mobile payment bandwagon. The chain is rolling out Android Pay to all its company-owned restaurants nationwide, which are already equipped with tableside tablets to minimize all that pesky human interaction. The Android Pay option will be available in the third quarter of this year.
— No big deal, it's just Anthony Bourdain and President Obama eating dinner together in Hanoi yesterday. According to Bourdain's Instagram, "The President's chopstick skills are on point."
— Nike just can't stop making food-inspired sneakers, from chicken and wafflesto Starbucks coffee. Which restaurant should the sneaker company take inspiration from next: Perhaps a teppanyaki sneaker a la Benihana, or an Original Recipe shoe in the spirit of KFC? Weigh in over at the Verge.
— It's that time of year when college students across the nation are donning their graduation caps (and preparing to pay back those damn student loans), and along with it comes commencement speeches. At Boston College, US Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz seized the opportunity to make a Chipotle food safety disaster crack: "You were here for the terrible Boston Marathon terrorism events, the terrible snow storm, and, as I understand, the perils of fast food became also known to this class," he told the audience of graduates, family, and friends. More than 140 Boston College students became ill with norovirus back in December after eating at a Chipotle near campus, though maybe it doesn't quite deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the Marathon bombing?
— Talk show host, former model, and (until recently) America's Next Top Model fixture Tyra Banks is now a culinary student. Banks just enrolled in a cooking boot camp at the hallowed Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. Will she be the next celebrity-turned-restaurateur? Maybe not: She says she just wants to learn how to cook better for her son.