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

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd February 2014

Heston Blumenthal's Dinner closed temporarily due to norovirus outbreak

Food poisoning has a habit of repeating on you, as Heston Blumenthal – top chef and creator of original and expensive menus – has found to his cost.  Dinner, one of Britain's most exclusive eateries, in Knightsbridge, central London, has fallen foul of the same winter-vomiting bug that hit the chef's Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, five years ago. Read more from The Guardian  

House of Lords is no longer a place for fine dining, peers gripe

Members of the House of Lords have lodged a series of extravagant complaints about their taxpayer-subsidised restaurants, expressing their anger about the size of menus, “chaotic” table layouts and “inferior cappuccinos”. Read more from The Independent  

Edinburgh science festival to serve food of future

A BOWL of broth with a side syringe of liquid noodles followed by a petri dish of glowing jelly, rounded off with petits fours made from chocolate- covered perfume and a beer flavoured with music.  It may sound like a menu from Bladerunner, but it’s actually a taster of what will be served at an event during this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival. Read more from The Scotsman  

Weird flavoured food that you definitely wouldn’t want to eat

So earlier this month we wrote about Cheetos flavoured with Mountain Dew. Now I’m not sure exactly what flavour Mountain Dew is actually based on, the closest we got was ‘a bit like fermented orange and medicine’. Now mix that with cheese. A winning combination right? Or perhaps not. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg… Read more from Metro

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd February 2014

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