Chef Causes Fire with Soy Sauce Container Full of Gasoline and More News

In today's Media Mix, women spend 3 years in the kitchen, plus organic food to be tested regularly
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Chef Charged in Fire: A sushi chef has been arrested after he ordered a dishwasher to carry a 5-gallon soy sauce container filled with gasoline through the kitchen, which leaked and sparked a fire, injuring three people. [NY Times]

Organic Food Tests: Starting next year, the USDA says, periodic testing of organic food will be required to ensure that producers aren't using prohibited pesticides. [WSJ]

Climate Change Killing Off Pandas' Bamboo: Apparently, temperature increases in China are seriously hindering bamboo growth, and since bamboo is the only source of food for pandas, the endangered species is trouble. Nooo, pandas! [MSNBC]

McDonald's Japan Serving Croquette Burgers: Of course they are! One is even filled with a creamy gratin with white sauce, shrimp, and macaroni. Carb-overload. [Kotaku]


Women Spend Three Years in the Kitchen: A study found that on average, a woman spends three years in the kitchen over the span of her life. [Daily Mail]