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Dining with the President -

Scrutiny comes with the job if you’re President of the United States. The Washington Post recently took a detailed look at the dining choices of the Obama family. The first family came up trumps with a varied choice of styles and costs, yet always revolving around sustainable and locally grown produce. Read the full article in the Washington Post here.

MasterChef restaurant opens -

The winner of the 2009 Masterchef has just opened his first restaurant. Mat Follas, an IT specialist, won the title of UK Masterchef in February this year and this week realised his dream of opening his own restaurant, The Wild Garlic. True to his winning dishes and creative recipes on Masterchef Follas has highlighted wild produce on his menu, while using his regular column in the Guardian to hear from the public as to how they would like to see the restaurant run. Read all about the opening night here.

Hot diggity dog -

In honour of Independence Day the Huffington Post has published a short but interesting history of the American favourite - the hot dog. From the Coney Island Hot Dog to the Rhode Island Weiner, this article tells you everything you will ever need to know about hot dogs. Click here to read the article.

Good Food and Wine Show – Sydney

The Good Food and Wine Show opened today in Sydney. Head down for some great cooking demonstrations (including with LifeStyle FOOD chef Gordon Ramsay), wine tastings and all the latest innovations in the world of food. Don’t forget to swing by the LifeStyle FOOD confessional van and go in the drawer to win a KitchenAid mixer. For more information visit

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