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As you may have heard, on the morning news… Three BC McDonald’s outlets operated by the same franchisee are being investigated by both McDonald’s Canada and federal labour authorities after complaints that so-called ‘temporary foreign workers’ are being hired to displace Canadians…

Paula Deen – once hailed as the Queen of Southern Cuisine – is at is again… Word is, she closed down her Savannah, GA, seafood restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s, last week with no reason given patrons and no notice to her employees. However… There’s lots of juicy gossip going around as to the details…

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…

Fair warning: The European Union is about to do, with its famous cheeses, what It’s already done with wines and Olive Oil. There’s a move afoot to institute international restrictions on what can legally be labelled ‘Parmesan’, ‘Gruyere’ and even ‘feta’. But does it really matter?