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Editor 12th December 2013

Chef Cyrus Todiwala to open third restaurant

Cyrus Todiwala is set to open a new restaurant in 2014, called Assado.  The new site on 157 Waterloo Road in London's Lambeth will specialise in Portuguese cuisine. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

Life size gingerbread house made with 1,600lbs of icing and TWO TONS of candy

A life-size gingerbread house has been put on display for the holidays in San Francisco, and it's every child's - and adult's - fantasy.  Constructed with 7,500 gingerbread bricks, 1,600lbs of icing and nearly two tons of candy, the gingerbread house at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel is an annual tradition that draws hundreds of yearly visitors to marvel at its edible grandeur. Read more from Mail Online  

Buying 'wonky' produce would cut food waste, says Tesco

British shoppers are contributing to food waste problems by only selecting "perfect" produce, says Tesco.  Speaking on Tuesday at a House of Lords inquiry into food waste, Matt Simister of the supermarket giant said domestic consumers were unwilling to consider imperfect fruit and vegetables.

Read more from BBC News

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 12th December 2013

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