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Thursday, 28 October 2004


... and here's even more from Ananova: Berlin chef Gero Winiarski has developed a German version of the Atkins diet - based on pork knuckles, sauerkraut and beer. At the heart of the plan is the Schweinshaxe, a massive knuckle of pork that comes from traditional Bavarian style of cooking. It is usually served with dumplings and sauerkraut or, in some regions, red cabbage. While Haxe is traditionally associated with big-bellied Bavarian men, Winiarski says the dish can actually help people shed pounds.Guests at his restaurant are told to ditch the dumplings so they can have the meal with a clear conscience. Winiarski also claims to have developed a special way of roasting the knuckle that takes almost all of the fat out of it.

The IPKat notes that there's no intellectual property right in a bare idea. Though specific recipes will enjoy copyright protection, the three-dimension food that results from using the recipe isn't an infringement under copyright law (in the UK at any rate: is it different elsewhere?). If Winiarski wants his special way of roasting the knuckle to remain a secret, he is best advised to keep strangers out of kitchen.

More on the Atkins diet here and here ...
... and on the Katkins diet here and here
Fatkins diet here (not for the faint-hearted)


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