Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 6th March 2014

Alvin Leung’s Michelin-starred restaurant Bo London closes

"Demon chef" Alvin Leung appears to have closed his Michelin-starred London outpost Bo London.  The self-taught chef, who runs Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, opened the Mayfair site in December 2012.  It won a star in the 2014 Michelin Guide, published in September last year. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper  

Top chef back in new kitchen

TOP chef Robert Thompson has become head chef of another high-class Isle of Wight hotel.  His appointment was confirmed amid increasing rumours that The George Hotel at Yarmouth is in the process of being sold to National Lottery boss Dianne Thompson. Read more from Isle of Wight County Press  

Loch Primary visit top chef Tom Kitchin after eco-friendly picnic success

Loch primary pupils were cooking up a storm recently.  They were getting to visit top chef Tom Kitchin at his restaurant The Kitchin.  The Michelin star chef was tasting the baking of the youngsters, who had won the chance to meet him through a nationwide competition by Eco-Schools Scotland, One Planet Picnic.  The contest encouraged schools to host their own picnic using fresh, local and ethically sourced ingredients. Read more from The Daily Record  

Low fat diets do not prevent heart disease, top scientist warns

Diets low in saturated fat do not prevent heart disease, a top scientist warned last night.  Writing in the journal Open Heart, leading US cardiovascular research scientist Dr James DiNicolantonio said a “compelling argument can be made for the general lack of evidence in support of a low-fat diet”.  He added that the “public fear” that saturated fat raises cholesterol is “completely unfounded”. Read more from The Mirror

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 6th March 2014

Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press