Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press

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Editor 18th October 2013

Pierre Koffmann and Krug to open Covent Garden 'Kreperie'

French chef Pierre Koffmann is set to collaborate with with Krug Champagne to launch a one-week "Kreperie" pop-up in London's Covent Garden this December.  It will serve a crèpe and a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne for £35. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

Is food swapping the future of grocery shopping?

Forget farmer’s markets and supermarket sprees, the latest way to pick up the freshest homemade produce is food swapping.  The community-based activity sees groups of home producers meet at local centres for a few hours to exchange their homegrown goods with others.  No money changes hands; the currency is your produce. Read more from Mail Online  

The automated Japanese restaurant without waiters

Spencer Kelly takes a break from the Ceatec technology fair in Tokyo to have some lunch in a Japanese restaurant with a difference.  The latest technology ensures food can be cooked to order and delivered to you by conveyor belt with your bill being calculated as you dispose of your used plates down a chute to be washed. Read more from BBC News  

Weirdest Hotel Requests Revealed: Dog Hairdressers, A Bath Full Of Milk And A Real-Life Stag

If you work in a hotel you'll be used to being asked for an extra blanket, directions to the pub or recommendations for a local Chinese restaurant.  But it's less common to be asked to fill someone's bath with milk, to arrange for a hairdresser to style their dog's fur or acquire a real-life stag for a stag weekend. Read more from Huffington Post

 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 18th October 2013

Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press