Chef killed over ‘bad’ noodles

Miki Nozawa

We’ve all had our differences with restauranteurs over something we’ve been served. Usually, when we find a hair in the soup or a bug in the salad. But a celebrity chef on the swanky German resort island of Sylt was apparently beaten to death earlier this week over a plate of fried noodles.

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Clandestine KFC really hot in Gaza

You’ve probably heard of the smuggling tunnels from Egypt into the heavily sequestered Gaza Strip. They’re generally used to bring people in and out of the zone and to bring in building materials, basic food commodities and other highly desirable goods – now including American style fried chicken!

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Coffee plants rotted by Royo fungus

Coffea Arabica - © The Grocers Encyclopedia

If it wasn’t bad enough that coffee industry watchers were predicting the extinction of java fans’ beloved Arabica strain later in this century (due to climate change), now another scourge is threatening that plant in Central America, source of a lot of our ‘better’ coffee.

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Ban fast food ads that target kids?

Fat for Life - © Newsweek Magazine

A consortium of senior Canadian medical and health groups has come out united in favour of banning junk food ads that target children. That includes not only fast food but sugary cereals, beverages and other processed foods. Understandably, some manufacturers will be upset.

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Butter is better!

Butter - © 2013 Maggie J's Catering

A popular food blog associated with Yahoo! News this week published the results of a taste test, by two noted foodies, of five different mega-brand spreadable margarines. The tasters then dared to compare margarine and butter!

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