Tavern on the Green to Become Gift Shop; Gordon Ramsay to Move in Next Door to Rival Jamie Oliver

Food writer and cook Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir Toast will be made into a BBC One drama, and Helena Bonham Carter will play Slater's stepmother. Freddie Highmore, who starred in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Slater. [BBC]

With Dean Poll unable to appease food union workers, Tavern on the Green will now become a visitors center with snack bar and gift shop. [NY Post]

The problem with food photography in restaurants, says Grant Achatz, is that you can end up eating your meal at the wrong temperature. [AP]

Gordon Ramsay is in talks to open a restaurant next door to rival chef Jamie Oliver's forthcoming barbecue restaurant. [Bloomberg]

As the restaurant industry recovers from the recession, discounted meals are being replaced with other specials, like breakfast and snack items and premium products. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Nestlé is planning a tea version of its popular Nespresso coffee pod system code-named "Special T." It will work with sealed aluminum capsules containing tea leaves. [NY Times]

Hershey is suing Williams-Sonoma over the release of a brownie pan shaped like its signature chocolate bar. [ABC News]

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