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

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 27th November 2013

Nigella Lawson took cocaine and other drugs every day for years, court told

She is the impeccably connected journalist turned television chef whose gourmet recipes and flirtatious on-screen presence allowed earned her the nickname "domestic goddess" and generated a fortune estimated at £15m.  But yesterday a court heard that Nigella Lawson had become a daily drug user taking cocaine as well as class B drugs and prescription medicines over more than a decade. Read more from The Guardian  

Two new Roka restaurants coming to London in 2014

Roka, Rainer Becker’s contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurants, will open two new London locations in 2014.  Roka Mayfair will open in February followed by Roka Aldwych in the summer. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Christmas food NO ONE wants to find in their stocking

Turkey and gravy croissants, mint chocolate Pringles and mince pie crisps; Some children moan about eating Brussels sprouts, and the odd curmudgeon isn't partial to Christmas cake or brandy butter, but most of us are in firm agreement about one thing when it comes to grub served up on 25 December: festive food is jolly delicious. Until now. A handful of traditional flavour favourites have been given a topsy-turvy makeover by brands, eateries and recipe websites, muddling savoury and sweet to confuse our taste-buds and befuddle any sense of gastronomic order. Read more from Mail Online  

Sleep No More adds high-end restaurant to its New York roster

A new restaurant opening this week in New York has more than just good food on the menu.  The British theater company Punchdrunk unveils a chic eatery as part of its immersive, genre-bending show Sleep No More, promising patrons yummy roasts, savory pies and something else. Read more from The Guardian

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 27th November 2013

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