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

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Editor 4th February 2014

Antonio Mellino brings Quattro Passi to London

Two Michelin-starred chef Antonio Mellino is bringing the taste of Southern Italy to London with a new restaurant on Mayfair’s Dover Street. Read more from Big Hospitality  

Fine-dining restaurant hopes to bring kitchen smells to your smartphone

A triple Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain is hoping to bring the concept of 'Smell-O-Vision' to its guests through the development of a new mobile app that will allow diners to get a whiff of their dinner from their smartphone.  Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, of the restaurant Mugaritz, has teamed up with a Japanese technology company to work on a digital app that would diffuse the smell of the restaurant's dishes from a small plug-in accessory that attaches to the phone via an earphone jack. Read more from Periscope Post  

Pubs 'to open late' during World Cup

David Cameron has called for a rethink on pub opening hours during the World Cup after ministers appeared to rule out extending them for England matches.  Publicans had asked for serving times to be extended on two weekends during the tournament in Brazil this summer.

Read more from BBC News  

World’s smelliest durian fruit goes on sale in UK for first time

A variety of durian fruit that is so smelly it has never before been successfully imported to this country is set to be sold in the UK for the first time.  Malaysia’s musang king durian is described as the “king of fruits” across South-East Asia, and is said to be far larger and more fragrant than the Thai variety currently available in specialist Chinese supermarkets. Read more from The Independent  

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 4th February 2014

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