The Daily Meal dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Monday, July 18, 2016.
Today’s first course?
Everyone who has ever ordered take-out probably has a small hoard of condiments in the house, like the little honey mustard sauce or ranch dressing tubs that come with one’s chicken nuggets or the soy sauce packets accompanying anything Asian, and that can’t be found anywhere else. KFC Japan’s famous honey maple sauce will no longer be part of that pile, though, because the chain has started selling it by the bottle. Where most KFC restaurants in the U.S. would serve honey with their biscuits, KFC Japan serves a special honey maple sauce. Now, however, the sauce is available in a handy, full-sized squeeze bottle in Japan for just 500 yen, or about $4.85.
It may sound like an old wives’ tale you’d tell your kids to get them to eat their broccoli, but it’s true: Eating produce really does make your happier. A new large-scale study from the University of Warwick of more than 12,000 randomly selected people in the UK has found a definitive psychological link between fruit and vegetable consumption and overall happiness. The happiness effect, according to the study, is cumulative. The more servings of fruits and vegetables you eat every day, the better mental state will be in going forward.
Nude restaurants seem to be all the rage these days, with pop-ups in London, Melbourne, and at the end of this month, Tokyo inviting customers to bare it all for a unique dining experience. Last week, the Black Cat, a Berlin eatery that is usually known for its burgers, invited customers to dine in the nude as part of an annual erotic fair known as Venus. Guests were greeted by a nude Playboy model. Those who dined in the nude ate for free, and those who dined bare-chested got free drinks.
That’s today’s daily dish, thanks for watching. Stop by Monday for another helping.