12/11/2013 02:51 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Food Scandals Of 2013: The Chefs, The Politics And The Cronuts

shocked pretty housewife looking through the lens of her pot with food

Another year, another chance to demonstrate just how large a role food plays in our lives. Whether it was about the politics, the outrageous creations or the unavoidable celebrity chefs, food was top of mind throughout 2013 (and the holidays will guarantee it'll stay that way for quite a while).

We've taken a look at 12 of the biggest food scandals that occurred throughout the year. And let us know, of course, if we missed anything you thought was important.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story referred to Nigella Lawson's "thieving ways," which was an incorrect reporting of the lawsuit against her ex-husband's former staff members.

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