TV Chef Recipes May Be Worse Than Ready-Made And More News

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Christmas Tamales: In South Texas, Christmas isn't complete without tamales, possibly because they warm the body with jalapeƱos and spices, but most likely because they are delicious. [Reuters]

Roy Choi on 'Fresh Off the Boat': The Los Angeles chef popped up on Eddie Huang's VICE show, smack-talking Pop-Tarts, Hot Pockets, and Hamburger Helper. Our college selves are all like what? [Braiser]

Hotel Room Stocks 100 Pounds of Candy: Hollywood candy store Sweet! has partnered with Loews Hollywood Hotel to create the Sweet! Suite, with more than 100 pounds of candy, a $100 gift card to Sweet!, and two giant, 10-inch diameter lollipops. Parents, don't do this. [Eater]

Unhealthy TV Chef Recipes: Researchers have found that some recipes from chefs like Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver might actually have more fat, saturated fat, protein, and less fiber per portion than supermarket ready-made meals. [Independent]