A NORTH KOREAN website devoted to cooking has appeared on the Internet more than two years after it was first reported to have launched. The website of the Korean Association of Cooks offers hundreds of recipes for "housewives' convenience", an introduction to restaurants in North Korea and details of the cooking association. In addition to the recipes, the site also offers insights into the origins of the dishes.
A NORTHERN Ireland bakery run by devout Christians could face legal action after it refused to make a gay-themed cake depicting the Sesame Street couple Bert and Ernie. Ashers Baking Company published a statement on its website defending its decision to refuse to bake the cake because it had to write a slogan in support of gay marriage.
The UK edition of the popular foodshow MasterChef has landed itself in trouble by giving Scottish fisherfolk the wrong advice about eating cod. Fishing crews are furious with the BBC show for it gave links to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) website for advice on sustainable fish in the end titles. MCS lists cod as a “fish to avoid”, claiming that stocks in the North Sea, Irish Sea and west of Scotland are among the “most depleted”.
A wallaby joey has been rescued by wildlife officers after it was advertised for sale on Facebook by a man in Broome, Western Australia. It was rescued after a wildlife officer posing as a potential buyer responded to the advertisement.