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Coconut-curry millet puffs at the Langham Huntington.

World Cup soccer madness officially kicked off today, and I’m loving how many chefs, restaurants and bars are hosting viewing parties and developing special menus. In Los Angeles, the bar at the Langham Huntington s serving haute versions of street foods from countries represented in the World Cup: duck-fat-fried fish and chips for England; Calabrese sausage in yucca buns for Brazil; Manchego–serrano ham churros with Manchego sauce for Spain. To represent the host country, South Africa, chef Erik Schuster made coconut-curry millet puffs that are meant to look like soccer balls.