Marco Pierre White Sets Himself on Fire With Flaming Cocktail

Just another night at the Spotted Pig: Marco Pierre White, trying to demonstrate a flaming cocktail to Mario Batali, Tony Bourdain, and friends, sets himself on fire, gets doused with wine and Champagne, and stabbed in the hand. [NYP]
Related: Batali, Bourdain, and Ramsay Mentor to Finally Take on America? [Grub Street]

There are so many high-end restaurants looking for good ingredients that the world will literally run out of them, a world-famous Australian chef claims. [Australian News]

Utterly dependent as it is on illegal workers, the restaurant industry is lobbying hard against the new immigration bill in Congress. [Nation’s Restaurant News]

The Ninth Avenue street fair was awful. [Eat for Victory/VV]

Batali thinks Adam Platt is a “miserable fuck”? Meet British critic Michael Winner. [Chow]
Related: Batali and Bourdain Argue Over Adam Platt, the Egg Thief, and Much More [Grub Street]

The French Culinary Institute is auctioning off dates with chefs! [Epicurious]