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The best chef in the world, butchers as sex symbols, Drake wants to open a T.O. restaurant

Vampire sighting: Kristen ??? was spotted in Vancouver

Vampire sighting: Kristen Stewart was spotted at a Vancouver sushi restaurant this week, dining with co-star Robert Pattinson (Photo by Laura Ramos)

• Rapper and Degrassi alum Drake says he wants to open a restaurant in Toronto, but he’s also planning another album and a few films, so the culinary dream might be a few years off. The “Best I Ever Had” singer is known to be a fan of Vivoli, so we wouldn’t be surprised if his potential menu included pizza and cocktails. [Rap Up]

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were seen celebrating at Miko Sushi in Vancouver last weekend. The pair is in town to film the third Twilight movie, Eclipse. We assume he left a generous tip this time; the servers at Il Cantinori in New York weren’t pleased when he left them a paltry 14 per cent. [New York Daily News]

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The world’s top food city, molecular gastronomy tragedy, props for Vivoli

First for food: Osaka gets a nod as the best eating city around (Photo by takato marui)

First for food: Osaka gets a nod from Michael Booth as the best eating city (Photo by takato marui)

• Forget New York, Paris, London and Tokyo. Food writer and blogger Michael Booth crowns the birthplace of the ramen noodle—Osaka—the world’s best food city, citing its amazing fast food, astonishingly lively restaurant quarter and “the world’s greatest cooking school” as the reasons for his choice. [Guardian]

• A 24-year-old German chef lost both his hands in a molecular gastronomy experiment gone horribly wrong. Though it’s not clear what he was attempting to do, reports indicate that the accident occurred when he tried to empty a bottle of liquid nitrogen—often used to flash-freeze food. [Local]

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