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Minds+Machines Settles Online Food Fight with Wolfgang Puck

TLD consulting firm Mind+Machines has settled its $5 million lawsuit against restaurateur Wolfgang Puck and his wife Gelila, Domain Name Wire reports. Minds+Machines sued the Pucks in September over the failed .food domain deal, alleging that Wolfgang Puck had failed to promote .food and that Gelila Puck had become "forceful, abusive, and erratic."
The original lawsuit [...]

McDonald's Portugal Rips Off Fancy Fast Food

McDonald's in Portugal is such a big fan of Fancy Fast Food — the blog that takes basic items from fast food restaurants and styles them to look like haute cuisine — that they're totally ripping it off in a nationwide contest, "Desafio Gourmet," or "Gourmet Challenge."
Update: Erik R. Trinidad, the creator of, [...]

Wolfgang Puck's Lawyer Responds to $5 Million Lawsuit, Threatens Countersuit

A couple of days ago we documented the $5 million lawsuit against Wolfgang Puck and his wife Gelila over the failed .food domain deal.
As a followup, Puck's lawyer told the New York Times Diner's Journal blog: "The allegations against the Pucks are false, irresponsible, and legally baseless. The complaint was filed to generate false publicity [...]

Minds+Machines Sues Wolfgang Puck and His Wife for $5 Million Over Failed .food Deal


Oh this is pretty epic: TLD consulting firm Minds+Machines, Top Level Domain Holdings, and Frederick R Krueger, an investor, are suing Wolfgang Puck and his wife over the failed .food domain deal. We were down on the .food top-level domain from the beginning, calling it "a shameless money grab." But now the deal has [...]

Crimes Against Food: The Dessert Pizza at Max Brenner [video]

Sunday night, the Food Network aired the pizza edition of the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and we were mortified by what we saw right at the end: Aaron Sanchez praising the dessert pizza at Max Brenner: a monstrosity combining chocolate, marshmallows, candied hazelnuts, and bananas, all on top of pale pre-made pizza [...]

Peter Sagal, Host of NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, Tweets About Stealing Bananas from Airport Lounge, Gets Busted

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me told the world about his pilfering of bananas from a United Airlines lounge when he tweeted: "Another day, another Red Carpet Club, another shocking number of bananas stuffed into my bag."

British Parliament Food Expenses Exposed! [scandals]

So apparently this is a big deal in the UK: A year ago the High Court ordered the release of expense reports of British Parliament members. Back in May, The Daily Telegraph got their hands on the database before it was released by buying a disc from a mole, and the paper ran story after [...]

Gordon Ramsay's Alleged Mistress Appears on Hell's Kitchen Season Finale [scandal]

Last night on the season finale of Hell's Kitchen, who should the camera cut to but Gordon Ramsay's alleged mistress, Sarah Symonds, in a skin-tight leopard print top filling out a comment card. Symonds, you may recall, is a "Professional Mistress" — the author of the book Having an Affair?: A Handbook for the "Other [...]

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