Jerry Seinfeld is banned from the New York soup stall that he used for the basis of The Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld. Weeks after the episode aired, Seinfeld went in for lunch, and chef Al Yeganeh asked him to leave, unhappy with the moniker the show had given him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
Isaac Hayes (voice of Chef) didnโ€™t quit South Park willingly. In 2006, he had a stroke and lost the ability to speak and someone involved in Scientology quit on his behalf. hollywoodreporter.com/feaโ€ฆ
Both the McRib and Chicken McNuggets were invented by a chef from Luxembourg, Renรฉ Arend, who had become McDonald's first Executive Chef. gritdaily.com/mcdonalds-mโ€ฆ
Somebody paid to have a banner flown through the sky reading out โ€œCheaterโ€ during the Walk of Fame ceremony of Food Network Star and Chef Bobby Flay after divorcing his wife due to a cheating scandal. eonline.com/news/663091/bโ€ฆ
Ignacio "El Nacho" Anaya was a Mexican executive chef and restaurateur who invented nachos in 1940. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacโ€ฆ
Napoleon did not like to eat set meals, intead choosing to eat when he was hungry. Napoleon's preference forced his palace chefs to constantly have chickens roasting on spits to suit his erratic hunger. Additionally Napoleon preferred eating with hands rather than use utensils. npr.org/sections/thesalt/โ€ฆ
Since 1977 there has been an elite Chef fraternity, whose members are all executive chefs to heads-of-state. The club is call Les Club des Chefs des Chefs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_โ€ฆ
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has dyslexia that is so severe that he was 38 when he read his first book, Catching Fire, to completion standard.co.uk/news/celebโ€ฆ
One American Chef, Cecilia Chang, is credited for bringing over northern Chinese food to San Francisco in 1960. She introduced Hunan, Scheswean, and other northern styles. Potstickers, peking duck, lettuce wraps, and many more. youtu.be/vIJcMb-ag9U
Thereโ€™s a chef that lost all of his taste due to radiation in curing his stage four cancer. He regained his taste back eventually, but slowly. Now he owns a three Michelin star restaurant in Chicago and is praised by his unique flavor combinations. npr.org/2011/08/29/139786โ€ฆ
Musical artist Kelis, famous for "Milkshake" song, is a chef with a signature Milkshake recipe. foodandwine.com/desserts/โ€ฆ
"Chef Boy-Ar-Dee" was a real Italian chef named Ettore Boiardi who came to America and opened a restaurant. His spaghetti sauce was so popular people would buy by the jug which lead him to start his own company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ettโ€ฆ
Guy Fieri teamed up with other celebrity chefs to feed the victims and firefighters of the 2019 California wildfires nbcbayarea.com/news/localโ€ฆ
That, while McDonald's is famous for the Happy Meal, Burger Chef (opened in 1958 by Donald & Frank Thomas, who used McDonald's as their inspiration) was the fast-food chain that pioneered the kids' meal concept. First sold in 1973, their "Fun Meal" bundled burgers with a dessert and toy. businessinsider.com/burgeโ€ฆ
A former Michelin Guide inspector said an inspector's life is lonely, underpaid drudgery, driving around France for weeks on end, dining alone, under intense pressure to file detailed reports on strict deadlines, the guide had become lax in its standards, & some famous chefs are "untouchables". wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelโ€ฆ
Although the Swedish Chef is normally portrayed with bare human hands, he has a set of muppet-glove hands for photo shoots americanhistory.si.edu/coโ€ฆ
Padma Lakshmi (Host of American Top Chef) typically gains 10 - 17 pounds every season during filming, due to consuming between 5,000 to 8,000 calories of food/alcohol a day in her role as judge hollywoodreporter.com/newโ€ฆ
The cinematographer for the music video of REMโ€™s โ€œThe One I Loveโ€ was chef Alton Brown. Reportedly, between takes he would watch cooking shows and thought he could do better. biography.com/personalityโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Windows on the World restaurant, which occupied the 107th floor of the world trade center north tower. More than 60 languages were spoken among the staff and it's kitchen was run by celebrity chefs. In it's final year it was the highest grossing fine dining establishment in the country. ny.eater.com/2013/9/11/65โ€ฆ
A dutch chef has created one of the most expensive burgers in the world with wagyu beef, lobster and the bun covered in 24-karat gold. foodandwine.com/news/dutcโ€ฆ
Before her career as a well known TV chef Julia Childs worked for the OSS during World War II (a fact only made public after the files were declassified in 2008) where she transcribed Top Secret documents and went on to develop a new shark repellent. cia.gov/news-information/โ€ฆ
Indian Maharaja Jam Sahib adopted 640 Polish orphans during WWII. He brought the children to the royal palace in Bombay, had a dormitory built for them, and brought in Polish teachers and chefs so the children would feel at home and "recover their health and forget the ordeal they went through". historycollection.co/thatโ€ฆ
In the movie Ratatouille (2007), the recipe used to make the dish is a real recipe designed by a famous chef known as Thomas Keller...it takes 4 hours to make bigoven.com/recipe/thomasโ€ฆ
Robert Rodriguez, while being an accomplished director, is also a chef, and includes cooking videos as extra in his movies' DVDs rereleasenews.com/2019/05โ€ฆ
Today i learned that you can use 3 fingers to measure the most comfortable width of your mouth. Chefs use it for burgers youtu.be/sUNFKa_stoI
The reason there are so many Thai restaurants in America, is that the Thai government has been training and exporting chefs, using a tactic known as "gastrodiplomacy" munchies.vice.com/en_us/aโ€ฆ
Bacon ice cream started as a joke in a 1973 Two Ronnie's sketch and was later made for real in 1982 as an April Fools joke. By 2005 however, chef Heston Blumenthal would be serving bacon ice cream at his 3 Michelin star restaurant, the Fat Duck - the #1 restaurant in the world at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacโ€ฆ
Character actor Richard Deacon, best known for playing Dick Van Dykeโ€™s boss on the Dick Van Dyke Show, was a gourmet chef. He wrote several cookbooks, and even hosted a cooking show in Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricโ€ฆ
Sushi pizza originates from Canada. Th dish was invented by Kaoru Ohsada while working at Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant chef in Toronto. It uses a fried rice patty as the base and a variety of toppings drizzled with mayonnaise and wasabi powder. The dish is often served in wedges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
After South Park aired the episode Chef Aid, the term 'Chewbacca Defense' entered the legal lexicon. The legal strategy aims to deliberately confuse juries than refute cases. The practice was widely used by lawyers before the episode, but South Park gave it a term. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheโ€ฆ
Frank Sinatra regularly tipped waiters, busboys and chefs $100-200 each. However, he had a fearsome temper in restaurants. He would throw food against the wall if he didnโ€™t like how it was prepared, and would throw drinks if he didnโ€™t like how he was treated. eu.desertsun.com/story/liโ€ฆ
There was a short lived spin off of "The Golden Girls" called "The Golden Palace", where they all ran a hotel minus Bea Arthur. It oddly ran on CBS instead of NBC, and was cancelled after one season. Also co-starred a young Don Cheadle and Cheech Martin as a hotel chef. cheatsheet.com/entertainmโ€ฆ
Americans sought comfort TV after 9/11 and watched so much Food Network that the station had to restructure itself to appeal to a general audience. This led to the creation and subsequent rise of reality cooking shows like Chopped and Iron Chef USA. youtu.be/T1-k7VYwsHg?t=72โ€ฆ
There's a restaurant in New York that doesn't employ chefs; they employ grandmas. Every day, a different grandma from around the world designs her own menu. nytimes.com/2017/03/02/nyโ€ฆ
Celebrity Chef Julia Child helped develop a recipe for Shark Repellent during WWII cia.gov/news-information/โ€ฆ
Famed chef Julia Child was a spy... history.com/news/julia-chโ€ฆ
The Song of India is the first Indian restaurant in South East Asia to have ever won a Michelin Star, its Executive Chef Manjunath Mural was destined to be a doctor since his entire family was in the profession and decided to change that when he found his love for cooking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manโ€ฆ
McDonalds โ€œSecret Sauceโ€ isnโ€™t actually a secret, and that their executive chef even made a video on how to make it at home. youtu.be/rcu4Bj3xEyI
Meilleurs Ouvriers de France , is an honorary title given to the best Chefs in France, since 1920 only 200 have been awarded, the candidates show high technical skills : Pollack in one dish has to be pierced in four places by Herring Lardons, the latter imparts its saltiness into the Pollack. eater.com/2018/11/30/1811โ€ฆ
A Chef's hat traditionally has 100 folds. This is said to represent the number of different ways a chef knows how to cook eggs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheโ€ฆ
Today I learned that there is a restaurant in New York that doesnโ€™t employ professional chefs, instead every day a grandmother from a different country designs a menu that honors her native cuisine odditycentral.com/foods/nโ€ฆ
A teenager rappelled from the roof of a car dealership, stole chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, and managed to keep and use the car for over a year before being arrested on an unrelated attempted murder charge which led to recovery of the vehicle. businessinsider.com/19-yeโ€ฆ
The singer Kelis, best known for the song "My Milkshake," is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who leads cooking classes on AirBnB Experiences. abnb.me/QTHZkegIY3
Today I learned of Alexis Benoรฎt Soyer (born 1810) who was one of the first โ€œcelebrityโ€ chefs. In addition to creating recipes, he invented a stove for soldiers to use during the Crimean war, wrote books and pamphlets on cooking, and did a lot to help the suffering in Ireland during the potato famine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleโ€ฆ
George Washington illegally rotated his enslaved personal chef, Hercules, between the Capitol and Mount Vernon to avoid laws that would free him. Hercules eventually escaped to freedom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Eduardo Garcia, a chef who was shocked with 2,400 bolts of electricity from a live wire hidden under a dead bear he touched while on a hike. Upon losing his left hand in the accident, he now jokes about the convenience of being able to touch sizzling pans, or slice himself without bleeding outsideonline.com/2134431โ€ฆ
The voice of South Park's "Chef," Isaac Hayes, did not personally quit the show as Stone and Parker had thought. They later found out that his Scientologist assistants resigned on his behalf after Hayes had a stroke, possibly without his knowledge, according to Hayes' son. hollywoodreporter.com/feaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Karre Mastanamma - an Indian YouTube celebrity chef who got her big break at the age of 105 with over a million subscribers to her channel. Her unique ways of preparing dishes outside on an open fire - such as roasting chicken inside a steaming watermelon - were hugely appreciated. bbc.com/news/world-asia-iโ€ฆ
Chef Boyardee was commissioned by the US military during World War II for the production of army rations, requiring their factory to run 24 hours a day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheโ€ฆ
Food Network's 'Chopped' was originally supposed to be set in a mansion with the host being a butler. The butler was also to be holding a Chihuahua and when a chef was chopped, the losing dish was fed to the Chihuahua. mediaite.com/food/ted-allโ€ฆ

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