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Chick-fil-A Angers Breakfast Fans; NYC's Chocolate History

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— Chick-fil-A got rid of its spicy chicken breakfast sandwich (and replaced it with a new, healthier sandwich), and customers are pissed. One disgruntled Facebook fan actually said "I feel violated," and others are threatening a boycott. C’est la vie.

— Behold, a very young and very French Jacques Pépin (who, by the way, is cooking at Food & Wine’s Chefs Club in NYC on September 7):

— Italy seems to have some... issues with vegans. An Italian lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would ban parents from feeding their kids a vegan diet, and now an Italian celebrity chef said he’d "like to kill them all" on television. Can’t we all just eat pasta and get along?

— NYC is home to plenty of famed chocolatiers like Jacques Torres and the embattled Mast Brothers, but who was the first to hawk cocoa products there? Acclaimed pastry chef and Institute of Culinary Education creative director Michael Laiskonis explores the city’s chocolatey history.

— Bourgeois department store Neiman Marcus is now in the tamale business, for some reason. The luxury retailer will kindly sell you six dozen of the corn husk-wrapped delicacies for a mere $110.

— A better idea: Hunt down Chicago’s late-night tamale guy, who roams the city catering to drunk and hungry bar patrons. Watch:

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