The Daily Dish: September 30, 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?
The Japanese have invented a tool that allows you to dispense mustard and ketchup simultaneously. A GIF has been circulating showing a packet, equal parts ketchup and mustard that can be folded and squeezed to allow their distribution in aesthetically pleasing ribbons of condiment satisfaction. The packet is found in fast food restaurants in Japan, but doesn’t seem to have made it to the States… yet.
In business news, Whole Foods is cutting 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks in an effort to lower prices and upgrade technology. The cut represents about 1.6 percent of the company’s workforce.
Lidia Bastianich, the restaurateur whose cooking shows have introduced generations of Americans to Italian cooking, had the rare opportunity to cook for one of the world's most recognized celebrities — Pope Francis. So what does one feed the pope? Bastianich served Maine lobster with heirloom tomatoes and burrata, her signature pear-and-pecorino ravioli, tuna tartare, and whole roasted striped bass with late summer vegetables.
A few Italian fishermen invented a new kind of surf and turf when they caught a wild boar swimming four miles off the coast. The men caught the boar and after a few tries wrangled it on board. The rescued boar was not grateful though. He spent the ride to shore attacking the men and the boat. Commented one of the men: "I hope the boar realizes hunting season has started.”
And that’s today's Daily Dish. Thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.