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Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal Drops Foie Gras Supplier After Undercover Video Exposes Torturous Conditions
British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The Perfectionist’s Café) has cut ties with his foie gras supplier after an undercover video of the farm exposed horrific conditions, reports The Mirror. The video footage has been acquired by the online publication and is truly disturbing. The owner of the farm,...
Updated Food Labeling Laws in Europe, Including Labeling of Allergens, Will Go into Effect on Saturday, December 13
Beginning Saturday, December 13, a new food labeling law in the European Union will go into effect that requires the labeling of allergens and clear language in minimum font sizes so that consumers are not misled and can read the information, reports Reuters. The legislation was originally agreed upon in 2011, and the food industry was given three...
Why Are Chefs Voluntarily Giving Up Their Michelin Stars?
It may sound shocking that Julio Biosca of the famed Casa Julio in Spain is giving up his Michelin star after being featured on the prestigious list four years in a row. After all, it is one of the highest honors in global high-end cuisine that a chef can receive. But Biosca stated that although he has no problem with the Michelin brand, the chef...
Tom Colicchio, Danny Meyer, and other Guests Celebrate Citi’s New Multiyear Sponsorship of Share our Strength’s ‘No Kid Hungry’ Campaign
Citi will begin a multiyear sponsorship of the No Kid Hungry campaign from the non-profit organization Share Our Strength, the companies announced in a joint press release. On Thursday, December 11, prominent New York City restaurateurs and guests joined Citi and Share Our Strength at Craft restaurant to celebrate the launch of the partnership.[...
Roots Conference 2014 Exclusive Video: Chef José Andrés on Feeding Nations and the Future of Food
In October, the second-annual Roots Conference was held on the grounds of the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan, Ohio. The two-day event included presentations from some of the culinary industry’s most compelling chefs and thinkers. Glenn Roberts from Anson Mills, Gunnar Gislason of Iceland’s Dill Restaurant, Alexander Rapaport from Masbia...
This 91-Year-Old Grandma Is an Expert at Cooking with Weed
As marijuana becomes legalized (for both medical and recreational purposes) in more states, smoking culture has expanded to food, with a growing trend of weed cuisine. So where can you learn about cooking with marijuana?  Why, from 91-year-old Nonna Marijuana, of course! Featured in a recent episode of Bong Appetit, produced by Vice’s Munchies,...

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Watch: Shaquille O’Neal Shows You How to Make His Favorite Easy-Bake Oven Recipes

In collaboration with Toys for Tots, four-time NBA Champion and three-time NBA Finals MVP, not to mention occasional actor and symphony conductor Shaquille O’Neal,...

Martha in Brooklyn is Launching an ‘MSG Series’ Twice a Month

Beginning Monday, January 4, Martha on Dekalb Avenue in Brooklyn will debut the “MSG Series,” or the “Monday Street Grub” series, which is really an homage to Asian cuisine and the incomparable —and naturally occurring — flavor enhancer, monosodium glutamate, or MSG.

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At Least 10 People Have Died After Drinking Water from Poisoned Well in Somalia

Yaaqshid Poisonous water from a well in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has killed at least 10 people and hospitalized another 80, reports Bloomberg.

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Months after Two-Alarm Fire, David Kinch’s Manresa will Reopen on New Year’s Eve

Manresa, David Kinch’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant that suffered major kitchen damage during a two-alarm fire in July, will reopen on...

Infographic: Kale, Ginger, and Other Food Names for Dogs on the Rise from Last Year

All across the country, Americans are wearing their food-loving hearts on their sleeves — or at least, their dog collars. A survey conducted by Rover.com (like Airbnb for your pup) reveals that ...

Watch: Pixar’s Dining Room Trailer for ‘Inside Out’ Explores the Inner Thoughts of a Family

In a new trailer for Pixar’s upcoming movie Inside Out, the inner workings of the mind — and our emotions — are turned into anthropomorphized creatures. Inside 11-year-old Riley’s “Headquarters,” we meet her five emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (...

McDonald’s to Remove Eight Items from Menu in Favor of Faster Service

McDonald’s will remove eight items from its menu in January 2015 to increase service speed, reports CNBC. So far, the company has not revealed which eight menu items will go, but it is also expected to reduce the number of extra value meals from 16 to 11.

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The LA Times Uncovers Abuses on the Mexican Mega-Farms That Feed Us All

Likely, when you buy tomatoes or other produce from your local supermarket, you don’t think twice about the “Made in Mexico” sticker before peeling it off and washing them. But the first installment of a three-part Los Angeles Times long-form investigative piece...

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