Why Chris Christie’s Campaign Ad Features Olive Garden; Cronut Creator Wins Fancy French Award

June 30, 2015

A round-up of news and reviews.

— Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Jimmy Kimmel aired New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s first campaign ad in his expected run for the presidency. Apparently, Christie got some funding from Olive Garden for this faux promo. Kimmel jokes, “It’s not who wins, real question: fat jokes or hair jokes, which will we run out of first?”

— Pastry savant Dominique Ansel has been bestowed with France’s second-highest honor: the Ordre du Mérite Agricole. The award honors him for his “dedication to promoting French cuisine and culture,” according to a release.