The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.
Iron Chef Host Replaced: Looks like Takeshi Kaga won't be returning to the original Iron Chef in Japan after a 13-year hiatus. Instead, Hiroshi Tamaki, an actor and singer, will be taking on the role of Chairman. [Kotaku]
Husk Expanding to Nashville: Sean Brock is returning to Nashville to open Husk Nashville by March. Even better, he's overtaking a 1895 historic house. [Post and Courier]
London Department Store Defends Foie Gras: Fortnum & Mason will continue to sell foie gras, arguing that it is a very traditional product. "The steps we take are the best possible welfare standards in the production of foie gras," a representative said. [The Telegraph]
Manuel Trevino on Celebrity Chefs: The chef behind Marble Lane notes that "all the big hardcore celebrity chefs just walk around like they’re God’s gift to this Earth. And they’ll stop to talk to [fans] but they don’t really talk to us [other chefs]." Ouch. [The Braiser]
Rachael Ray's Puppy Food Truck: The celebrity chef is launching a food truck for dogs to promote her wet dog food line, with dishes like chicken meatballs and pasta so you can recreate Lady and the Tramp. Kind of. [Village Voice]