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Buyers from Kraft and Frito-Lay Admit to Accepting Bribes [scandal]

Buyers from Kraft foods and Frito-Lay are pleading guilty to taking bribes from a tomato processor, the AP reports. The two buyers, Robert Watson and James Wahl Jr., each took about $160,000 in exchange for letting California-based SK Foods charge their employers inflated prices.
Randall Rahal, president of Intramark USA, sniffed out who was corruptible [...]

Ruth Madoff Was No Cookbook Author

Not only was Ruth Madoff's cookbook, Great Chefs of America Cook Kosher, prevented from reprinting because of trademark infringement, but now the New York Times reports that she didn't even write it:
Karen MacNeil, a food and wine expert who was given the title of editor of the project, beneath the two executive editors — Mrs. [...]

Product Placement in Chopped [scandal]

Ted Allen, when he got all defensive and claimed that Chopped wasn't a rip-off of Top Chef, wrote on his blog:
There also is a culinary straightforwardness about [Chopped] that I find really satisfying, and particularly appropriate for a company called Food Network... Best of all, there is no product placement.
Admittedly, this was the only instance [...]

Ruth Madoff's Cookbook Got Shut Down for Trademark Infringement [scandal]

By now we all know that Ruth Madoff, wife of swindler Bernie Madoff was a cookbook editor, delivering to the world Great Chefs of America Cook Kosher, a 1996 collection of recipes from well-known chefs such as Daniel Boulud, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, David Burke, and Wolfgang Puck. We figured the book just went out [...]

Cable Food Celebrity Catfight: Tyler Florence vs Andrew Zimmern [scandal]

2009 is starting out right! There's some trash talk going on between Andrew Zimmern and Tyler Florence online, ending with Florence pleading for "an end to Chef on Chef violence in '09."
It all started with Andrew Zimmern, of Bizarre Foods, not happy with Tyler Florence's appearance on the latest episode of Momma's Boys, he blogged:
[The [...]

Ruth Madoff, the Wife of Ponzi Scheme Artist Bernie Madoff, Was a Cookbook Editor [scandal]

We were shocked when we read that Ruth Madoff, wife of grade-A shitbucket Bernie Madoff, was a cookbook editor, but then we paused — why not? There's no real reason a love for gourmet food can't coexist with a penchant for securities fraud.
Along with co-authors Idee Schoenheim, who's done nothing else Google-worthy, and noted wine [...]

Robert Irvine Makes a Comeback, Returns to Dinner: Impossible [scandal]

After getting dumped from Food Network's Dinner: Impossible series in March following revelations that he'd "exaggerated" details of his resume, Robert Irvine is getting his show back, reports the AP.
His fabrications, according to the St Peterrburg Times, included: "He was a knight. He owned a castle in Scotland. He had cooked for presidents and royalty [...]

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