Kim Jong-Il’s Food History Unfolds

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His food and booze were metaphors.

Well, we'll say this: He would have made for an interesting New York Diet subject. Bon Appétit has the breakdown of Kim Jong-Il's eating habits, wisely noting, "the world has lost not only one of its more powerful sociopaths, but one of its most prominent foodies (which also counts towards the ol' sociopath checklist, if you're the leader of a nation that basically does not have any food)." Anecdotes include sending his chef to Japan for mugwort-filled rice cakes and a pack of every single brand of Japanese cigarettes, the world's most expensive Hennessy habit, and a rabbit-involved con of Ocean's Eleven proportions. [Bon Appétit]