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

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Editor 18th December 2013

White heat in the kitchen has cooled

MARCO Pierre White is known as the sort of man to be approached with caution.  The first 'celebrity chef', his towering talent was definitely once matched by the size of his tantrums. Throwing out customers if they asked for salt and pepper, lobbing a board full of cheeses at a kitchen wall to humiliate a waiter for failing to prepare them properly and making his cooks stand in the corner if they displeased him - it was all reportedly in a day's work. Read more from Evening Times  

Christmas kitchen gadgets bring joy to the home cook

The modern kitchen can resemble a professional one, if the home cook so desires. But for a cooking enthusiast or average home cook, a simple new gadget in a Christmas stocking can save time or even money. Read more from BBC Food  

Nigella Lawson 'snorted cocaine all night to help her stay awake and write cookery books'

Nigella Lawson snorted cocaine all night to help her stay awake when she was writing cookery books, a court heard.  The TV chef was seen “with white powder inside her nostrils” several times last year, her former aide claimed. Read more from The Mirror  

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, research concludes

The proverb ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ could actually be true after researchers said prescribing the fruit to adults over the age of 50 would prevent or delay around 8,500 vascular deaths. Read more from Wales Online

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 18th December 2013

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