Fat Duck Reopens; BK’s First Locavore Bodega?


Heston Blumenthal plans to reopen the Fat Duck today even though he admits in a statement the Health Protection Agency and the local Environmental Health Office are still awaiting outstanding test results to determine the cause of food poisoning for up to 400 diners. [Guardian UK]

Democrats and Republicans agree on the importance of food safety but are undecided as to whether to separate the Food and Drug Administration into two agencies. [NYT]

A recently imposed 300 percent tax on European luxury goods includes Roquefort cheese, meaning most stores will drop it from their shelves including Murray's, where there will be a farewell party for the cheese on March 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. [Feed/TONY]

On April 1, a former Brooklyn Label chef will open Brooklyn Standard Deli, a modern-day bodega in which he plans to stock local produce, dairy, and house-baked bread, in addition to soda, cigarettes, tampons, or an egg sandwich. [Brooklyn Paper]

A Canadian woman ate only free food samples for a day in New York City, except for a $13 glass of wine at DellAnima to score happy-hour olives and bruschetta. [Metro Canada]