The Daily Dish: September 2, 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?
Chipotle made the news on two counts. A California woman filed suit in a San Francisco federal court alleging that Chipotle uses genetically modified ingredients. Chipotle prides itself as the first national chain to move toward using non-GMO ingredients and Chipotle will contest the suit. Wonder if this will affect college students’ decisions to order burritos to dorm rooms this fall.
That’s right, guac ’n’ roll! Chipotle announced a partnership with delivery service Tapingo to deliver to six campuses in Louisiana, California, and Arizona, with more to come.
Is America’s new appetite for so-called "ethnic food" offensive? Earlier this year, an essay in The Washington Post critiqued use use of the term to describe immigrant meals, quoting a professor who says it is used to signify “inferiority.” In its op-ed pages this week, Ruth Tam continued the discussion, writing, “Childhood friends called my food ‘Chinese grossness.’ How did it become America’s hottest trend?” She ends with a sentiment many American immigrants share: Consuming "ethnic” food is OK, if done with respect for the culture from which it came.
A private security firm hired by Santa Monica’s Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to find the biggest culprits of critical water restrictions amid California’s drought —named reality television star Kylie Jenner her boyfriend, hip hop artist Tyga, among the worst offenders. Other celebrities suspected of excessive use include Dre, David Hasselhoff, and Denise Richards.
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