The Daily Dish: October 8, 2015
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?
There’s a trendy chain of bars in Japan that is pretty much doing the exact opposite of what every other chef in the world is trying to accomplish. Mr. Kanso, only serves dressed-up canned food like omelets and bee larvae. Owner Yasuhiro Nakano’s costs are cut significantly because he doesn’t have a chef and his bartenders just heat up cans of food for customers.
Daniel Defonte, the second-generation owner of Defonte’s, a New York City institution, has died at the age of 89. During its century in business, the Red Hook, Brooklyn-based shop has expanded to Manhattan and Staten Island, though the Gramercy spot closed last year after the building was sold. The Brooklyn location remains one of The Daily Meal’s Best Sandwich Shops in America.
You know culinary celebrity Anthony Bourdain as a man who seeks out unique foods made by talented people. Well we caught up with Bourdain and learned he believes the term “artisan” is overused to the point of ridiculousness. Earlier this year, Ireland prevented McDonald’s from using it to describe a burger offered at their Irish McDonald’s. Bourdain, unsurprisingly, thought the notion of a McDonald’s artisan burger was hilarious, saying “Maybe the McDonald’s burger is made up of ground up artisans. That would be the only way McDonald’s would be able to convince me that they make artisan burgers.”
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