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To Live Longer, Eat Like the Japanese

Diet of fish, veggies, soy, could mean lower risk of death

(Newser) - Go ahead and indulge your sushi habit: A new study finds a Japanese diet of fish, rice, seaweed, and sake could add years to your life. Not only does following Japan's dietary guidelines result in a 15% lower total mortality rate, but it also lowers one's risk of... More »

Restaurant Charges Extra for Not Finishing Meal

Leftovers are frowned upon at Wafu

(Newser) - Don’t even think about asking for a doggie bag at Australian restaurant Wafu. The chef not only charges diners who don’t finish their meal 30% more than diners who do, but she also asks them not to return. “Finishing your meal requires that everything is eaten except... More »

Benihana Founder Dead at 69

'Rocky' Aoki led a colorful life

(Newser) - Hiraoki “Rocky” Aoki, a former wrestler, daredevil speedboat racer and balloonist who also happened to have founded the Benihana restaurant chain, is dead at 69, the Los Angeles Times reports. The colorful Aoki opened the first Benihana in New York in 1964 with proceeds from an ice cream truck... More »

Author Cracks Open Calif. Fortune Cookie Battle

Chinese rejection sparks food fight for bragging rights

(Newser) - The fortune cookie caps any good Chinese meal in America, and Los Angeles and San Francisco both claim credit for it, Steve Harvey writes in the Los Angeles Times. Angelenos say an LA restaurateur invented the famed wafer in 1918, while their neighbors to the north insist an official gave... More »

Japan Sends Out Sushi Squad

Tokyo to certify 'authentic' restaurants around the world

(Newser) - Japan, worried that the globalization of sushi is embarrassing its national cuisine—think California rolls—is about to start certifying which of the estimated 25,000 Japanese restaurants around the world are authentic. Experts based in major cities, including London, Paris, and Los Angeles, will give eateries that pass muster... More »

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