- "Chef Tell," early TV chef, dead at 63: Paul Erhardt was one of America's first and best-known telechefs. "...it was his persona as the jolly chef with an impenetrable German accent, sharp knifework, cutting wit and easy recipes that made him an indelible fixture of TV pop culture, from regular appearances on Regis and Kathie Lee to comedy spots on Saturday Night Live." [Philadelphia Inquirer]
- Nestle to focus on "extreme food": The company plans to boost its lines of food aimed at diabetics, cancer patients, athletes, infants. "We deal with consumers at the extreme: extremely old, extremely young, extremely frail, or extremely fit," a Nestle executive said. [Reuters]
- Chinese arrest 774 in food scandal: Though the government is touting the move as a big step toward food and drug safety, it admits that "only 82 per cent of food tested in medium and large cities in China met safety standards." [Sydney Morning Herald]
- Enterprising San Diego surfer serves up coffee on the beach: "[Coffee truck owner David] Wasserman studies the surf report and decides where he is likely to find the most customers along the San Diego coast on a given day." [Reuters]
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