Cadbury Workers Mount Anti-Kraft Protest; Spain Gets a Molecular Cooking School
Major fast-food chains are rolling out new cheaper menu options. McDonald's will start a Dollar Breakfast Menu in January; Burger King is touting its $1 double cheeseburgers; and Taco Bell is gearing up for its 89-cent Beefy 5-Layer Burrito and, later, the Five Bucks Box with four food items and a medium drink. [USA Today]
British and Irish workers at Cadbury are preparing to protest the hostile bid from Kraft on the British confectioner in the hopes of avoiding job losses and pay cuts. Britain's largest trade union, Unite, is organizing the "Keep Cadbury Independent" campaign. [Reuters]
Queens has seen a whopping 106 percent rise in emergency meals being provided to impoverished residents in the past two years. A 55 percent rise in the need for emergency food relief was seen statewide, and a 75 percent hike was seen in New York City as a whole. [NY Daily News]
The Voltaggio Brothers, from season six of Top Chef, have launched their own website for people who, like them, "love food. Really, truly love food." [VoltaggioBrothers via Eater]
Spain will be home to the world's first ever molecular cooking school. The University for Gastronomical Science and the Center for Gastronomical Research and Innovation will open in the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian in September 2011. [National Post]
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