How to Feed 15,000 Athletes in the Olympic VillageParis will need to serve 40,000 meals each day for the 15 days of the Summer Games in Paris, and then turn around and serve athletes for another 15 days for the Paralympics. To accomplish this, Olympic organizers have assembled a team of 200 chefs to prepare more than 13 million meals. The "biggest restaurant in the world" will be headquartered at the Cité du Cinéma film studio complex in Saint-Denis, just outside Paris, while the meals themselves will be served at the Olympic Village and at more than a dozen sporting venues. All this activity is supervised by Hélène Defrance, French bronze medalist turned nutritionist. While the athletes are coming from all over the world, the food is not. The Paris games are focused on sustainability practices, and therefore all eggs, milk, and meat will be locally-sourced, and 25% of all the food served will be produced within 250 kilometers of Paris. But that doesn't mean the cuisine is all French, Athletes will have their pick of dishes from around the globe. Meet the superstar chefs who will prepare foods for the Paris Olympics and read what they bring to the games at BBC Travel.(Image credit: Anne Jea.) 
Baba au Rhum: The Simple Yet Enduring French DessertFrance is famous for its sweet, delicate, sensuous pastries, the kind that chefs study for years to perfect. But one of France's best-loved desserts is really quite simple. Baba au rhum is a stale cake revived by pouring rum over it. Served with Chantilly cream, it is found at the finest restaurants, in bakeries, and made in homes as well. The origin and etymology of baba au rhum is a little fluid, depending on who you talk to. The dessert descended from a Polish cake soaked in wine. Nicolas Stohrer first sold it in his Paris pâtisserie in 1730. Baba au Rhum can be made using other liquors besides rum. But however it is served, it's special.At the same time, baba au rhum is not beyond the abilities of the home cook. Smithsonian takes on the dessert's historical journey, and ends with a recipe you can try yourself. You'll also see how Julia Child made it on television in a classic video. (Image credit: Dr. Bernd Gross)
Coffee-Flavored Doritos Are RealAmericans sometimes refer to Australia as “British Texas.” As a Texan, I take that as a compliment because Australians are a different sort of folk. Mother Nature is intent on killing you, but she takes special delight in filling Australia with the deadliest predators on Earth. People who live there voluntarily (initial colonization was quite involuntary) laugh at the face of death. This attitude includes consuming products that are technically edible, but only just barely.Recently, FoodBeast reports, the Australian division of the Doritos brand released a line of the corn chips flavored with coffee. The company even offers a contest on July 14 to win a free bag of them. If you win and share them with me, I’d prefer to eat the container and let you eat the contents.-via Holodeck Four
American Dishes You Won't Find in the UKLaurence Brown lived half his life in the UK before marrying an American, immigrating, and becoming a US citizen. His series Lost in the Pond focuses on the cultural differences between Britain and the US, with the iconic dry humor Brits are known for. In this episode, he talks about the strange and alien foods he discovered in America that aren't eaten across the pond. They are:1. Clam chowder (there is cockle soup, mostly an Irish dish)2. Meat loaf (although his images look more like deli loaf)3. Chicken fried steak (simply a confusing name for breaded steak)4. Cornbread (corn is to America as rice is to Asia) 5. Biscuits and gravy ("biscuits" in British English means cookies)6. Tacos (the lead player in Mexican-American cuisine)And to think some people say that America doesn't have a unique cuisine. To be fair, most Americans are not familiar with British dishes such as Yorkshire pudding, black pudding, toad in the hole, kidney pie, and spotted dick. Some of us consider that a good thing. There's a one-minute skippable ad at 4:19.
Mr. Bean Bean MeatloafRedditor /u/Sarcasmadragon annually makes meatloaf portraits, such as this one inspired by a younger Justin Bieber, appropriately dubbed the Justin Biebloaf.This past week, he returned to his kitchen/studio to sculpt an image of Rowan Atkinson's famous character Mr. Bean giving his fetching side eye.
S'mores-Flavored Instant RamenSora News 24, like Hermes, the messenger of the gods, delivers to us the glorious news that instant ramen flavored like s’mores exists.I know that you might hesitate to get excited. Often, when Nissin Foods releases wondrously developed instant noodle flavors, they are available only in its native Japan.But you can actually get this flavor in America at, of all places, Walmart! It apparently combines marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker flavors with a hint of smoke, just like you would expect from an authentic s’more cooked over a campfire. The kit comes with mini marshmallows, although Nissin suggests adding your own, too.