Twinkies Officially Going Out of Business and More News

In today's Weekly Media Mix, 'Chef Wanted' winner claims prize was withheld, plus tips for making pie crust this holiday season

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

After failing to come up with an agreement with bakers on strike, Hostess is finally shutting down, ending the production of Twinkies. What will happen after the apocolypse? [CNN]

Since OpenTable makes $1 for every seated guest at a restaurant, restaurants actually prefer if you call in for a reservation. Who knew? [Chicago Tribune]

Chefs and Personalities
Tully Wilson, winner of competition show Chef Wanted, claims he never got his prize, which was supposedly a job offer at Olives in New York City from noted troublemaker Todd English. Lots of legal jargon and he said, she said is sure to ensue. [HuffPo]

Cooking Tips
Just for the holidays, here's a recap of the perfect pie crust. [NY Times]

Apparently, chefs are all about the wood-burning ovens now. Figures. [WSJ]


After scouring eBay, you might find yourself spending $180 on everything Guy Fieri-related. [Daily Dot]