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How Massimo Bottura Got His Restaurant in ‘Master of None’

Plus, Chick-fil-A’s new sandwich, Disney’s fried corn on the cob, and more

Aziz Ansari served a plate of food in Master of None Netflix
  • Aziz Ansari only filmed an episode of the new season of Master of None at Osteria Francescana, arguably one of Italy’s most famous restaurants, because chef and owner Massimo Bottura asked him directly. When Bottura heard Ansari and crew were filming a scene at nearby Hosteria Giusti, he “got a little bit jealous” and found the crew and invited them to shoot the next day. According to co-star Eric Wareheim, Bottura said, “No, tomorrow you are coming in for lunch in the private room. You are going to eat the full thing, drink real Prosecco, drink real wine, and we’ll shoot it.” For more on Master of None, check out Eater’s recaps and map of shoot locations.
  • The culinary imagineers over at Disney may have outdone themselves. They’ve recently introduced fried “elote-style” corn on the cob and chicken fried in waffle batter to the menu at Paradise Garden Grill in Disneyland in California. The corn is dipped in corn dog batter, fried, and topped with mayo and Parmesan cheese. The chicken breast is fried in waffle batter and topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup with bacon bits. The photos from last week on Disney Food Blog look less than ideal but apparently the dishes are “crazy good.”
  • JetBlue kicked a family off of a flight last week because flight attendants couldn’t agree on where they should store the cake they brought as a carry on.
  • Melissa McCarthy took a lot of pies to the face this weekend on SNL.
  • Chick-fil-A has a new barbecue bacon sandwich created by Atlanta empire builder and frequent collaborator Ford Fry. It will be available just for the summer and is the chain’s first foray into the seasonal dish game.
  • Now celeb chef and healthy eating advocate Jamie Oliver is publicly criticizing health food gurus who are too stringent in their sugar restrictions. “It’s all just really basic – don’t feed kids s**t everyday! It’s not revolutionary, it's really f**king basic!,” he said while on tour in Australia.

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