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Last Call: Leonardo DiCaprio Will Sell You Jim Beam In This Commercial With So Few Words

Grub Street: Leonardo DiCaprio‘s forehead wrinkle chipping a perfectly spherical hunk of ice to hawk Jim Beam bourbon in a new commercial? This is everything our dreams are made of. (And he talks so little, which is nice.)

New York Times: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has a $2700 monthly budget set aside for ice cream, in spite of severe government spending cuts and a struggling Israeli middle class. This went well that time it happened with Marie Antoinette and cake.

Eater: John Currence dished on his new book Pickles, Pigs, and Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some, saying it “makes a case for the South being forward thinking, rather than back, but, I think, illustrates that we are never unwilling to take a look in the mirror and laugh at ourselves.” Gosh, those Southerners are charming.

Today Show: Kathie Lee and Hoda are taping The Fourth Hour in Los Angeles this week, and their first order of food business was a cook-off between LA institutions Umami Burger and Fat Burger. It wasn’t much of a contest, though, since Hoda couldn’t stop moaning “oh my god” over and over again after her first bite of Umami’s Hangover Burger.

Serious Eats: Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Huynh learned to perfect his Cantonese while cooking Teppanyaki in Puerto Rico. And with that, we have hit our fun facts max for the day.

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