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I'm a little surprised that the question presumes that there is a correct way of eating sushi.

Spring rolls

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Claire Beale's Best in Show: Pot Noodle (AKQA)

Once it was known as the "slag of all snacks". Now, for the princely sum of £29.95 you can buy a "Poulet et champignon" Pot Noodle in Harrods. All proceeds go to Action Against Hunger. It's the only reason I can possibly think of for eating the stuff. Well, that and a stunning new viral for the brand by AKQA.

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DARREN JACKSON, the Celtic forward, yesterday declared his desire to get back into the Parkhead team after refusing a chance to play his football in China. His reason for turning down the move - the food.

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Food Stuff

Obituary: Laxmishanker Pathak

A specialist food shop in Florida is advertising on the internet its range of British epicurean delights: Crosse and Blackwell's Branston pickle, Peek Frean's rich tea biscuits, Bird's custard powder, and Patak's curry sauces and chutneys. That sort of recognition - the admission of Patak's to the British food establishment - would have given particular pleasure to the founder of the company, Laxmishanker Pathak.


IN THE Eighties a judge famously asked what a Pot Noodle actually was. This was evidence of the judiciary's distance from contemporary life, for as we food-slummers all knew, the Pot Noodle was the high point of new food technology - all "tech", no food. It was quite fabulous in two respects; fabulously slobbish and fabulously bad for you.

Racing: Escape for Holley

Paul Holley escaped with a bruised knee after an horrific-looking fall at Worcester yesterday. Holley's horse, Mabthul, was the clear leader when somersaulting out of the fifth race at the penultimate fence.

Dalgety sells Pot Noodle

Ownership of the Pot Noodle snacks business changed hands yesterday when CPC, the US food group that owns Ambrosia rice pudding and Knorr soups, paid Dalgety pounds 180m for the company. The hot snacks business reported operating profits of pounds 16.5m on sales of pounds 62m in the year to June. Dalgety is selling its Golden Wonder snacks and Homepride sauce subsidiaries to concentrate on pet food, agri-business and food ingredients.

Noodles Vivaldi

A Japanese company is to start selling noodles whose taste has allegedly been improved by listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, AFP reports from Tokyo. Takasago Shokuhin, the manufacturer, says experiments show the udon noodle tastes better if it dries and matures to classical music. 'We have no scientific explanation, but our employees who ate samples have said that the udon that listened to the music is more delicious than the normal udon,' an official said.
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