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

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 24th January 2014

Michael Blizzard named new Head Chef of London restaurant Avenue

Michael Blizzard will take over as Head Chef of St James’s restaurant Avenue when it re-opens next month.  Among the new offerings at Avenue are: corn crab (fried soft shell crab with avocado, arugula and chipotle mayo), lobster mac (macaroni with chopped lobster and sauce), clam chowder (served in sour dough with littleneck clams and paper bag ‘crumbled’ bay crackers), and pig loaf (winter truffle with caraway and smoked tomato sauce). Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Top chef Michael Caines cooks at Kentisbury Grange near Barnstaple

TOP chef Michael Caines will be bringing a touch of celebrity to Kentisbury Grange Hotel near Barnstaple when he hosts a special six-course tasting event in February.  An Evening With Michael Caines MBE takes place in the hotel's Coach House Restaurant and kicks off with a cocktail and canapé reception before a top-notch fine-dining event. Read more from North Devon Journal  

Canada 'orders Briton to stop selling Marmite and Irn Bru'

The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn Bru because they contain illegal additives. Read more from BBC News  

Underground New York supper club brings marijuana to fine dining

Marijuana is enjoying a cultural moment that might help lift it up out of the Reefer Madness gutter and in to middle class respectability.  It’s now legal in Colorado and Washington state, and now comes the next frontier: the world of haute cuisine. Read more from The Globe and Mail

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 24th January 2014

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