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Air Canada, Virgin America tops for in-flight nutrition

Air Canada and Virgin America have topped other North American airlines in a health ranking of on-board food. According to DietDetective, which runs an annual survey examining the nutritional values of the food served to economy class passengers flying domestic, five-star-rated Air Canada “cares about its passengers’ health, that’s for sure.” Virgin America was described [...]

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WWF sounds warning on caviar

Poaching and illegal trade in sturgeon caviar persist in Romania and Bulgaria, posing a serious risk to the highly threatened species of fish, WWF warned Monday. A total of 52.5 kilos (115.7 pounds) of illegal caviar, retailing for upwards of 6,000 euros ($8,200) per kilo, originating in the two countries was reported by European Union [...]

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Michelin awards record number of stars in Germany

Germany now ranks second behind France as the European country with the most three-starred eateries, after Michelin inspectors handed out a third star to a contemporary restaurant that centers its cuisine on the aromatics of food. In the 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide Germany, La Vie, in Osnabrück has become the ninth restaurant to [...]

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As Italian stocks crash, truffle prices go up

Italian stock markets are sharply down this year, but the price of white truffle has doubled to 3,000 euros ($4,100) per kilogram in just a week. Truffle hunters say the increase is due to low average rainfall in areas where truffle is found, as well as higher demand — particularly from buyers in Asia where [...]

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Top 10 chefs to follow on Twitter

Bon Appetit magazine has released a list of the top 10 chefs to follow on Twitter following a story on how Twitter is narrowing the gap between chefs and their diners. Fans are tweeting to chefs directly, with some soliciting chef secrets for the best marinara sauce, some taking their beefs online for the Twittersphere [...]

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Cathay Pacific to serve restaurant meals in the sky

Cathay Pacific is to introduce meals from some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants on board its flights. Although airlines regularly draft in celebrity chefs to create in-flight menus, recreating cuisine served at ground level is a trickier business not least because of the logistics of preparing food in an aircraft galley and the different way [...]

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