- Japanese company Nissin Foods, owner of Cup Noodle — dubbed Japan’s “most valuable unofficial national treasure of modern history” — just released an “instant ramen vessel” that is a “faithful recreation of Kaengata Doki pottery from the Middle Jomon period, dating back to roughly 3000 BC.” This historical ramen cooker, called the Jomon Doki Doki Cooker, costs around $524, but only 15 will be made.
- Gordon Ramsay calls out chef Michel Roux for his recent decision to ban photography in his long-time three-Michelin-starred UK restaurant, the Waterside Inn. Ramsay says, “how bloody pompous!” and even calls the chef “an old fart who’s forgotten to move on.” Ouch.
- Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group just raised $32,000 for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico.
- Elsewhere, heroic chef José Andrés called out the president for his lack of support to Puerto Rico:
.@realDonaldTrump is great to see you trying harder to feed the fish in Japan than your own people in Puerto Rico....— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) November 6, 2017
- Venezuela’s president was caught eating an empanada in the middle of a recent live TV appearance. Not a smart move while the country suffers from severe food shortages.
- Marco Pierre White, a well-known British chef and a restaurateur, blamed decorative plants for his restaurant’s low hygiene score. The restaurant received a hygiene score of 2 out of 5, which implies that the restaurant “requires improvement,” and the restauranteur says that the plants that have attracted lots of fruit flies might have affected the low score. Trends are bad!
- This new app lets the users know when McDonald’s ice cream machine is broken.
- Even though New York City is known for its diverse and exciting dining scene, the number of chain restaurants in the city is growing.
- Stop everything and appreciate this mind-blowing soy sauce cat art.