Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
After centuries of an ocean-centric diet, Japan is craving meat. Despite an increased global demand for fish, Japan’s own $116.billion seafood industry is looking to other countries for customers as its own people develop a taste for beef and pork.Over the past decade, Japanese demand for seafood has fallen 20 percent, while imports have risen 30 percent in the first half of 2015.
And now, two remembrances. Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon passed away on September 11 after a battle with the brain disease Multiple System Atrophy. Many knew Simon simply as the “Rock n' Roll Chef,” a nickname justifiably given to him by Rolling Stone. Simon cooked for well-known bands like Led Zeppelin, Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, and Cheap Trick. Simon was just 60.
And Subway founder Fred DeLuca died on September 15. The Brooklyn-born DeLuca founded Subway in Connecticut with a $1,000 loan from a family friend in 1965 when he was 17. DeLuca hoped his sandwich shop would help pay for college. Today, Subway has more than 26,000 U.S. restaurants and 44,000 stores worldwide. DeLuca was 67.
Back in the restaurant world, René Redzepi is turning his world-renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen into an urban farm. Noma will close after a final service on New Year’s Eve 2016. Redzepi hopes to reopen Noma in 2017 helmed by a full-time farmer. The new Noma will still serve food, but there will be an even more “fervent adherence to seasonality.”
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