Owner-Chef of “World’s Best Restaurant” Found Dead In Switzerland

Benoît Violier, the celebrated chef whose restaurant in Switzerland was deemed the world’s best eatery by French critics less than two months ago, was found dead at his home on Sunday. Violier, who was 44, apparently took his own life, police told the BBC. Violier and his wife Brigitte ran the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de…

Why Are So Many Crimes Committed at Waffle Houses?

Being open around the clock may have something to do with it. Every week, it seems like we hear reports of a crime being committed at a Waffle House. And it’s true: A quick scan of Google News reveals a Lawrence, Indiana, Waffle House robbed four times in three months; a fatal shooting at a…

Margarita Forés is Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016

Margarita Forés has been named as the Asia’s Best Female Chef ahead of the announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list on February 29th 2016. Forés, who was originally inspired to cook by a trip to Italy back in 1987, was awarded the prize for her work in Manila where she operate a number of…

THIS 24-KARAT GOLD AND CRISTAL DOUGHNUT WILL SET YOU BACK $100

Turning low-end foods into highbrow cuisine is nothing new (gold Kit Kat, anyone?), but Brooklyn’s Manila Social Club entry takes the cake doughnut. The Filipino restaurant is well-known for its ube doughnuts, which feature the humble purple yam. But what does an ube pastry wear for a fancy night on the town? The Golden Cristal Ube…

Recall Alerts: Beef recalled over wood-trace concerns

A Minnesota company is recalling over 89,000 pounds of beef after it was discovered the meat may be contaminated with wood. According to a United States Department of Agriculture release, Huisken Meat Company of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, recalled the meat, which was produced between Nov. 19 and Dec. 9. Included in the recall are 2-pound…

The Taco Cleanse Is a Real Diet — and Involves Eating Tacos All Day

Now, here’s a cleanse we can get behind.Thanks to the self-proclaimed “taco scientists” and authors of the new book The Taco Cleanse, there’s finally a new trendy diet plan that aligns with our kind of New Year’s resolution. Creators Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris developed the book after eating tacos…

Patti LaBelle Launches Two New Cakes At Walmart

Before Thanksgiving, Patti LaBelle had debuted pattipies,a line of sweet potato pies at Walmart, which were only meant to be sold for a limited time. But after James Wright Chanel’s video review of her pie went viral, they flew off the shelves, causing Walmart to restock the dessert and make it available year-round. “We haven’t…

First ‘Vegan Butcher’ Opens This Month

Kale and Aubry Walch are the brother-sister team responsible for The Herbivorous Butcher, a shop set to open in the next month in Minneapolis. What started as a Kickstarter campaign and a small imitation meat stand will now turn into a restaurant featuring 100 percent vegan entrées.The Herbivorous Butcher will feature its classic dishes such…