Who Invented the California Roll and More News

In today's Media Mix, cereal box characters as the Expendables, plus how a Greek island's lifestyle helps people live longer
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Media Mix

Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

How the California Roll Was Invented: Chef Hidekazu Tojo talks about how he came up with the ubiquitous California Roll, namely because fresh fish was nowhere to be found in Vancouver. [Globe and Mail]

San Francisco's Michelin Stars: New additions to the list include SPQR, Keiko à Nob Hill, and All Spice. Atelier Crenn's Dominique Crenn becomes the first female chef to earn two stars in the States. [Grub Street SF]

Breakfast Characters as Expendables: A smart illustrator recast Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam as members of the Expendables. [Instagram/robliefeld]

Secret to Long Life Found on Island: In an edited excerpt from National Geographic's upcoming Blue Zones story, a writer examines the lifestyle on a Greek island where "people forget to die." The secret? Not only a Mediterranean diet, but also a life of bringing people together over food and wine. [NYT]

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