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Editor 6th December 2013

Top chefs helping fight food poverty with the ultimate mince pie auction

The Mince Pie Project returns for its third year, after raising an amazing £30,000 last Christmas, bringing with it a new and exciting line-up of top chefs who will each create two boxes of signature mince pies of their own design. One box will be auctioned to the highest bidder; the second box will be put up for raffle, in which anyone can get involved with a £2 donation per ticket. Read more from HITC Business  

The Guardian's best food books of 2013

From Pen Vogler's Jane Austen recipes to Heston's Georgian fare, Kathryn Hughes tucks into the best food books of the year. Read more from The Guardian  

The chef you've never heard of: Darina Allen is Ireland's answer to Delia Smith

Darina is the most famous cook in Ireland, who, like Delia and Nigella, needs no surname. She has starred in her own RTE TV cooking shows, published 10 books starting with the Simply Delicious series, and received a dozen awards and prizes for catering, hospitality, business and all-round good-eggness Read more from The Independent

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 6th December 2013

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