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?
It’s well-known that Pope Francis is a big pizza fan. In fact, he discovered that the biggest problem accompanying his fame is an inability to grab a slice.After the pope proclaimed “The only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognized, and go to a pizzeria for a pizza,” restaurateur Enzo Cacialli delivered to him a personalized pie. Now that Pope Francis is visiting New York City, a local pizzeria is determined to ensure His Holiness doesn’t go without a personalized pie in Gotham. Inspired by Cacialli, Ribalta’s Rosario Procino introduced a papal pizza available through December 31. A portion of the proceeds will benefit national hunger relief organization No Kid Hungry.
In other famous-people-and-food news, we imagine President Obama doesn’t eat that many leftovers, but he made an exception for his Running Wild adventure in Alaska with outdoor adventurist Bear Grylls. Obama ate a salmon carcass left behind by a bear on the special episode. For the record, Obama called Grylls “a mediocre cook,” but said the fact that they “ate something recognizable was encouraging.”
A bizarre weight-loss trend has gained traction in Hong Kong. Women are attempting to suppress their appetites by staring at the sun, a technique known as “sun-eating.” The women, mostly in their 20s, skip dinner and head to the beach with face-protection gear to soak in “the energy of the sun” for an hour. Someone should probably tell them photosynthesis is for plants.
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