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Today’s first course?
One Columbia University student is operating a restaurant from his dorm in New York City. Senior Jonah Reider started a dinner club, where he cooks a prix fixe meal for up to four fellow students at a time out of a campus kitchen four nights weekly. Currently, Reider has a waiting list (reservations are backed up through the holidays). The senior charges about $20 per person, enough to reimburse his bills. There are no plans to turn the restaurant into a for-profit enterprise, but he hopes to find an investor to help open the club up to more people.
Here’s a new “if a tree falls in the woods” quandary: If a Spam product does not come from a can, is it Spam? Hormel has announced a new line of Spam snacks: bite-sized, dried versions of the canned ham product. The products will be available in the Southeast, the West, and the place it’s perhaps most popular Hawaii (of course).
At the suggestion of spokesman George Clooney, the Hollywood actor who has been outspoken about ending civil unrest in South Sudan, Nespresso will export coffee from the African nation to try to help it find economic stability. Clooney has said most of his Nespresso commercial earnings maintain a spy satellite that monitors Sudan and its president Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes. That’s right, George Clooney has a satellite.
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