Wednesday, July 9, 2008

G8 LEADERS TALKS ABOUT, EATS, COSTLY FOOD

James Chapman, Daily Mail, UK Just two days ago, Gordon Brown was urging us all to stop wasting food and combat rising prices and a global shortage of provisions. But yesterday the Prime Minister and other world leaders sat down to an 18-course gastronomic extravaganza at a G8 summit in Japan, which is focusing on the food crisis.

The dinner, and a six-course lunch, at the summit of leading industrialised nations on the island of Hokkaido, included delicacies such as caviar, milk fed lamb, sea urchin and tuna, with champagne and wines flown in from Europe and the U.S. Enlarge G8 leaders discussing the world food crisis in Japan raise their glasses ahead of an 18-course dinner

Last night's dinner menu was created by Katsuhiro Nakamura, the first Japanese chef to win a Michelin star. It was themed: Hokkaido, blessings of the earth and the sea. Enlarge Lunch and dinner menu

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