Restaurateur Nello Balan is being accused of stealing staffers’ tips, more than $100,000’s worth a year. Ex-employees claim their tips went to Balan’s daughter, his driver, and managers. Balan responded saying it was “totally false.”
Kraft Foods has started making its hostile bid to take over British confectioner Cadbury. Shareholders have until Jan. 5 to accept the $17 billion offer, which is the same as a proposal outlined earlier this year that Cadbury said was not a fair price.
Researchers using a new DNA test dubbed a DNA barcode have found that fish ordered from menus in New York and Denver might not always be the species served. Diners were often served a cheaper substitute, an endangered species, or a fish deemed a health hazard.
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Le Fooding’s Alexandre Cammas expounds on why butter is better than olive oil, and the overall state of French cuisine: “There is no longer a French cuisine, but many cuisines more or less influenced and prepared by more or less French chefs.”