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Remember Mom’s admonition to clean your plate? Eat up or no desert! What about the starving children in Africa? I once got grounded for a week when I suggested she stick something from my plate (I can’t even remember what, now) in a Tupperware tub and mail it to Nigeria.

A Global News story today says that a recent survey of Canadian Burger outlets and retail grocers confirms that Canadian ground beef in the fast food arena and major supermarkets is entirely free of horse meat.

Well Behvaved Kids discount

I just have to pass this one on to you! An eatery in the Washing state town of Poulsbo is offering a “Well Behaved Kids” discount to family dining groups. Now, that’s just about the most creative restaurant marketing innovation I’ve heard of in years!

Mary Poppins was right! A spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down! Or, as in the tale that follows, a bowlful of frosting. That’s what Laurel, a fifteen-year-old U.S. high school senior, recently banked on when she pondered the pitfalls of various ways to come out to her parents as lesbian…

Subway "Footlong" an inch short - © Matt Corby

Who among us can truly say they have not been touched, in some way, by the week’s most scandalous food story? I refer to the post by a Subway fan “down under” showing that his “footlong” sandwich came in at only 11 inches.

Ian Rothwell, Naga Chili Slayer, and Chef Muhammed Karim, Bindi

Now, another intrepid Brit Chef, Muhammed Karim, kitchen boss at Bindi in Grantham, Lincolnshire, has created a “chili challenge” based on the infamous Ghost Pepper. It’s a Chicken Curry officially titled “Naga Infiniti”, but back in the kitchen, they call it “The Widower”.