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

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Editor 7th April 2014

Top Chefs Sign Up To Promote Land of Food & Drink

World renowned three star Michelin chef Albert Roux has joined a roll call of 18 acclaimed chefs to promote Scotland as a Land of Food and Drink on the world stage during 2014.  Andrew Fairlie, Tom Kitchin and Paul Kitching are also lending their support as ambassadors to the industry-led 2014 Food & Drink campaign. These Michelin stars will be joined by top chefs from all over Scotland to showcase our nation’s rich natural larder and world-class produce during this landmark year. Read more from Scotland Food & Drink  

Report by The House of Lords EU Committee reveals the UK waste 15 million tonnes of food each year

The House of Lords EU Committee has today called for urgent action on food waste in Europe highlighting that at least 90 million tonnes of food is wasted across the EU each year.  In a report published today, the Committee urges action on the basis that food waste represents a financial and environmental loss of resources. The 15 million tonnes of food wasted in the UK each year equates to a financial loss to business of at least £5 billion per year. Environmentally, the carbon footprint of worldwide food waste is equivalent to twice the global greenhouse gas emission of all road transportation in the USA. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Nothing fishy about our caviar, say UK farmers

If the Exmoor businessman making the only caviar in the UK needed any more proof of its authenticity then he could hardly beat the scandal that is raging about its provenance. After all, caviar and corruption go together like, well, caviar and champagne. Read more from The Independent  

Arab-Israeli wins Israel’s ‘Master Chef’

An Arab-Israeli microbiologist from northern Israel won the fourth season of Israel’s reality show “Master Chef.  Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, a 33-year-old mother of three from Baqa al-Garbiya, was crowned the winner of Israel’s most-watched television show on Sunday night. She appeared in the final with Ido Kronenberg of the central Israeli city of Savyon, and Meseret Woldimikhal, an immigrant to Israel from Ethiopia. Read more from The Times of Israel

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 7th April 2014

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