The Japanese invented the honour code of the Samaurai; Sippuku and Harikari, to kill yourself when you lose honour; and the Kamikaze Code, in which you sacrifice yourself for your country. There are elements of all these ancient traditions in Japan’s latest competitive eating craze…

Now, there’s a loaded question if ever I heard one! But it appears there’s an annual World Champion Cheese Contest, held in Madison, Wisconsin this year, and its judges have come up with one that they say topped the rest of the 2,615 entries from around the world…

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A post on ‘The Dark Side of Greek Yoghurt’… Hahahahahaha! Wait… You’re not kidding? No, and it’s not the Yoghurt, itself, that’s the problem. Apparently, there’s a byproduct from its production that is posing disposal problems for manufacturers. And ecology advocates are speaking out.

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They’re at it again! Another nutty, hot pepper-lovin’ Brit pub owner has unveiled a supercharged burger he claims – with pride – is Britain’s spiciest. He also claims it has sent five people to hospital! And he’s still selling it. And people are apparently still buying it. Who’s crazier? The Cooks or the diners?

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So I just about fell out of my chair when I came across this blog post about how dried algae powder is going to be ‘the food of the future’. It’s got tons of Iron and lots of other vitamins and minerals, and bags of protein. So why are we not all scarfing it down by the bucketful?