Today in food

Page Six has the story of the man who paid $100K to become Guy Fieri’s ‘friend for a day’. Danielle Ivory at Bloomberg News explained, “Hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen paid chef Guy Fieri $100K ‘to be his friend for a day.’” Felix Gillette at Bloomberg Businessweek tweeted this bit from the story: “Top-rated show even featured Cohen’s favorite hot-dog spot, the (perhaps appropriately titled) Super Duper Weenie.”  Eric Owles from the New York Times called it, “High finance meets Donkey Sauce: Steve Cohen & Guy Fieri are pals. When does @pete_wells review SAC?” Ben DiPietro at Dow Jones Newswires suggested: “Steve, I'll be your friend for half that amount.”

In other food news, Quartz uncovers The highly unusual company behind Siracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce. Tim Fernholz there wrote, “The maker of Sriracha hasn't raised prices in thirty years, doesn't know who buys it, just needs to get more peppers.” Patrice Williams called it a “Great read on the history of Sriracha. Last year: 20 million bottles sold & they don't advertise.” Jillian Sederholm pointed out,  “@mattdrange This story forgot to mention everyone in Rosemead has a Sriracha-filled pool. #livingthedream.” Danielle Ivory from Bloomberg News tweeted: “‘Finding new land fit for further chili harvesting [for Sriracha] has proved difficult.’ *Danielle starts to panic.”

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