Husk to Expand to Nashville and More News

In today's Media Mix, 'Iron Chef' the original returns, plus in defense of foie gras
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Iron Chef Host Replaced: Looks like Takeshi Kaga won't be returning to the original Iron Chef in Japan after a 13-year hiatus. Instead, Hiroshi Tamaki, an actor and singer, will be taking on the role of Chairman. [Kotaku]

Husk Expanding to Nashville: Sean Brock is returning to Nashville to open Husk Nashville by March. Even better, he's overtaking a 1895 historic house. [Post and Courier]

London Department Store Defends Foie Gras: Fortnum & Mason will continue to sell foie gras, arguing that it is a very traditional product. "The steps we take are the best possible welfare standards in the production of foie gras," a representative said. [The Telegraph]

Manuel Trevino on Celebrity Chefs: The chef behind Marble Lane notes that "all the big hardcore celebrity chefs just walk around like they’re God’s gift to this Earth. And they’ll stop to talk to [fans] but they don’t really talk to us [other chefs]." Ouch. [The Braiser]

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