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David Chang to Las Vegas? Marco Pierre White Slams Gordon Ramsay

“I don’t believe in that whole superstar celebrity-chef thing,” David Chang says in an adoring Times profile. Side note: A Momofuku may indeed open in Las Vegas. [NYT]
Related: The I Chang [NYM]

At a book signing at Borders, Marco Pierre White responds to Gordon Ramsay’s admission that he stole White’s reservation book some years ago: “That just shows what kind of person Gordon is. He’s a liar, a thief, and a huckster.” [Serious Eats]
Related: Batali, Bourdain, and Ramsay Mentor to Finally Take on America? [Grub Street]

Which won’t get in the way of Ramsay's selling the movie rights to his life story: “I've been approached by some amazing guys who see it as a kind of Billy Elliot–style film, only with chef’s whites instead of ballet shoes. The climax will be our young hero picking up his first Michelin star.” We’re already tearing up. [Digital Spy]

Westchester schoolkids get sick after drinking Snapple milk beverages given out at lunch. [NYT]

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama enjoyed a nice big meal of veal in Milwaukee recently, much to the surprise of some of his admirers. [Chow]

A 129,000-pound, fifteen-state beef recall is underway after an E. coli breakout in Michigan. New York isn’t one of the states — at least not yet. [USAT]

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