All We Can Eat: Food Politics


Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Humane Society sues USDA over pork board

The animal welfare group claims the board illegally funneled federal money to pork industry lobbyists.

By Tim Carman  |  08:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012

French scientists question safety of GM corn

A controversial new study found that a diet supplemented with modified corn leads to premature death in lab rats.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/14/2012

McDonald’s new menus likely won’t make us thinner

Recent studies show that Americans don’t pay much heed to calorie counts. We’ll consume the same amount of junk.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/11/2012

D.C. Food Trucks Association crosses the border

The organization looks to expand into Maryland and Virginia as its future in the District remains uncertain.

By Tim Carman  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Ten percent of U.S. households couldn’t adequately feed kids in 2011

A new report shows that U.S. food security rates remained stable despite fears of increased poverty.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Beard Food Conference to focus on trust issues

The October event will address major topics, like GMOs, in hopes of bringing opposing sides closer together.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012

REAL program: Like LEED, but for healthful eateries

A new program wants to do for restaurants what LEED did for buildings: make them healthy for people and the environment.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Poll: Will you continue to eat at Chick-fil-A?

President Dan Cathy confirmed the chicken chain’s stance against gay marriage.

By Tim Carman  |  11:50 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Two locals among Beard Leadership Award winners

The New York foundation honors USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, among others, with its annual Leadership Award.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Mike Isabella learns about ‘drugs’ at boot camp

Isabella and 13 other cooks got an education in antibiotics used in animal agriculture at the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change.

By Mike Isabella  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Chefs | Tags:  Mike Isabella

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Chick-fil-A muscles into the D.C. food truck scene

After a delay to redesign its vehicle, the Chick-fil-A truck debuted today on Farragut Square — and plucked the competition.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/29/2012

WTO rules against U.S. country-of-origin label

The Obama administration will maintain the current COOL program until it finishes reviewing the WTO decision.

By Tim Carman  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Food labeling | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/26/2012

The Aahhs, Phonation trucks debut on the streets

While the District shuffles its feet on new vending regulations, more food trucks continue to roll out.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Highlights from the ‘Food Security’ summit

The Washington Post Live summit hosted politicians, chief executives and the Agriculture Secretary to discuss ways to combat global food insecurity.

By Tim Carman  |  07:10 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Michelle Obama on ‘Restaurant: Impossible’: Sneak Peek

The first lady will ask host Robert Irvine to renovate Horton’s Kids, which empowers Ward 8 children to succeed.

By Tim Carman  |  06:05 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Americans eat more fresh foods than they did five years ago

A new Kellogg Foundation survey shows that Americans support farmers markets and extra SNAP benefits.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Twitter sounds off on Fojol Bros. controversy

Pro, con or otherwise, Twitter nation had a lot to say about racism and the food truck business over the weekend.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012

WTO: ‘Dolphin-safe’ label discriminates against Mexico

The international body’s decision could force the United States to water down rules for the “dolphin-safe” tuna label.

By Tim Carman  |  06:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Professor Cowen and those who want to school him on food

The George Mason University professor’s new book, “An Economist Gets Lunch,” has sparked plenty of debate.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/23/2012

The politics of going vegetarian for a cause

Veg Week begins today with a number of famous people pledging to go meat-free. They’re virtually all liberals.

By Tim Carman  |  04:40 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Trucko de Mayo resurrects Curbside Cookoff

The second Curbside Cookoff event will show how far D.C. food trucks have come since fall 2010.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Poll: Should coffee roasters be added to farmers markets?

Take our poll: Do roasters add enough value to coffee beans to allow their products at farmers markets?

By Tim Carman  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Seeds of change: White House Kitchen Garden’s influence

Schools all over the country are suddenly interested in gardening. Is Michelle Obama the reason?

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, White House Kitchen Garden

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

The cultural convergence of candy and danger

Skittles might be a treat for children like Trayvon Martin, but candy also seems to attract menacing company.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Public comments on vending regs due by 5 p.m. today

The public strongly supports food trucks, but some of the most pointed commentary is aimed directly at the mobile vendors.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/14/2012

DCRA extends comment period on vending regs to March 1

The majority of public comments support food trucks, but the battle over D.C. street food has just begun.

By Tim Carman  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Food Truck Association names new executive director

BBQ Bus co-owner Che Ruddell-Tabisola assumes leadership of the group as it seeks to pass new vending regulations.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/26/2012

The pros and cons of the new school meal guidelines

Nutritionist Marion Nestle praises the new USDA guidelines for school meals, while the PCRM condemns them.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Reactions positive to new nutrition standards for school meals

Experts and public advocates give passing grades to the USDA’s new nutritional guidelines for public school meals.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Sups and Sips raise $200,000+ for charities

The events, hosted by Jose Andres, Alice Waters and Joan Nathan, raked in the cash for D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha’s Vineyard.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/23/2012

D.C. vending regs could improve street-cart food

DCRA’s rules will open up Washington’s sidewalks to new carts for the first time in years.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Food trucks cry foul over parking tickets

D.C.’s Public Works department says it has issued only 68 tickets, a number that food truck owners dispute.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Tom Colicchio SNAPed to reality by a kindergartner

A 6-year-old boy won’t choke down chef-driven food during a challenge to cook a family dinner based on a food-stamp budget.

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Tasty Kabob cook suffers minor burns in accident

A cook aboard the food truck suffers minor burns after a propane tank accident.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Tomato paste as veggies: The whole picture

Tomato paste may be nutritious on its own, but it can be a whole ‘nother thing in pizza.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Michael Pollan: On preaching to the choir

The author and activist tends to speak to affluent crowds but writes for all audiences.

By Tim Carman  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Michael Pollan: Big Food as part of the solution?

The author and activist believes the American food industry can play a role in changing the way we eat.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Michael Pollan: On the Steve Jobs of agriculture

The author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma” talks about taking on Big Food.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 10/30/2011

Southern Foodways Symposium, Day 2

Shirley Sherrod addresses the plight of black farmers in the South.

By Tim Carman  |  11:25 AM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Food Day D.C. Twitter updates #fooddaydc

Taking part in one of the many Food Day events? Share your experiences on Twitter.

By Tim Carman  |  08:15 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Food Day is back after a 34-year absence

The nationwide event looks to promote better food policies and healthier diets.

By Tim Carman  |  06:20 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Food prices on the rise

The USDA expects the cost of food to continue going up in 2012.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: No love for D.C. from OpenTable users

OpenTable’s Most Fit for Foodies list didn’t contain a single Washington area restaurant.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Q&A: Josh Viertel of Slow Food on the $5 Challenge

Josh Viertel says, “I want people to be curious about the story behind their food, and for the food to align with their values.”

By Joe Yonan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Bloated on corn syrup

Americans eat 42 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup annually — or the size of six newborns.

By Tim Carman and Becky Krystal  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Food Politics, Media, All We Can Eat | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Tim Carman, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Lawsuits and salmonella

Could a lawyer’s sword of Damocles work to prevent salmonella?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Food Politics, Wine, Chefs | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Baking against the grain

A gluten-free bakery is scheduled to open in Del Ray.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Food Politics, Beer | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Squeezing S. Africa’s wine workers

How apartheid practices keep many oppressed in the vineyards.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/10/2011

First lady earns James Beard Leadership Award

Michelle Obama is one of 10 people honored for their work to create a healthier, sustainable food world.

By Tim Carman  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Which countries are most vulnerable to rising food prices?

Oxfam has compiled a map of countries that face starvation and civil unrest as food prices continue to spike.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/21/2011

First lady: Stores in food deserts will be a ‘game changer’

Three national retailers join forces with Michelle Obama to bring fresh food to underserved communities.

By Tim Carman  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Eat Local First Week features talks, tours

Hey locavores, we have your Eat Local First Week events right here.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Poll: Is Michelle Obama a hypocrite for loving burgers?

The first lady eats a lot of burgers in public. Does that make her a hypocrite for advocating healthy food for kids?

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Mislabeled salmon, endangered tuna

Pacific Northwest diners aren’t getting what they paid for. Meanwhile, more bad news for tuna.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Sliced bread turns 83

At 83, sliced bread gets the cake.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Return of the soda fountain

Soda fountains with properly clad jerks are making a return.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chef-driven picnic food

It’s 4th of July weekend, and several chefs want to help you put together an All-American feast.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Holiday, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011

New wine laws decriminalize our old behaviors

Do you sneak bottles into Virginia restaurants? Did you sneak bottles across Maryland’s state lines? Relax, you’re legal now.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Mushrooms grown in diapers

Mushrooms help decompose disposable diapers, but would you eat such fungi?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: 2,500 miles for Primanti Bros.

A Boeing crew takes a direct flight to Pittsburgh for a taste of the city’s iconic sandwich.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The jailed blogger

A Taiwanese blogger visits a beef noodle house, calls its food salty, finds herself in jail.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chef surrenders Michelin star

A French chef says it was getting too expensive to hold onto that star.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Exhibit explains when U.S. food was really scary

“What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” provides a tour of the U.S. government’s role in shaping America’s diet.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Food labeling | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Carla Hall to help you with kitchen disasters

Are you all thumbs in the kitchen? The “Top Chef” star will be your helping hands on “The Chew.”

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Jack can’t lie

Jack Daniel’s revamps its label to better reflect history and its hometown population.

By Tim Carman  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The MyPlate revolt

Less than a day after MyPlate was revealed, the haters are hating.

By Tim Carman  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Michelle Obama and USDA unveil nutritional plate icon

Initial reaction to ChooseMyPlate.gov is positive, even if it’s unclear that Americans will adopt the suggestions.

By Tim Carman  |  04:35 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Wasabi cheese and hot-dog water

Get to know your exotic and forgotten cheeses. Plus: The many uses of hot-dog water.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Liberals love beer

Liberals love suds, and conservatives love soda. A look at food preferences from both sides of the aisle.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Oceana launches seafood fraud campaign

An international organization wants the FDA to clamp down on seafood fraud. The agency claims it already is.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Food labeling, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: ‘Old’ news

Companies have discovered the benefits of nostalgia packaging. Plus: Tamales take the rap!

By Tim Carman  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Stimulating news

Coffee used to be a vice. Now it’s a drink to your health.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Food Politics, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Elaine’s to close

The era of the celebrity chef contributes to the demise of New York’s once-iconic eatery, Elaine’s.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Bovine barbecue

Want to take on a real grilling challenge this summer? Try barbecuing a whole cow.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011

D.C. Council gives breweries a license to serve

DC Brau can finally pour samples at its new brewery. Plus: 3 Stars has a beer perfect for summer quaffing.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Food Politics | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Pinkberry! Pinkberry! Pinkberry!

Washingtonians are really excited about more imported froyo. Plus: The food movement goes mainstream.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Charles delivers a prince of a speech

Read the Prince of Wales’s speech, which inspired even the cynical soldiers in the sustainable food movement.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The motorcade ecologist

Prince Charles talks sustainability at the Future of Food conference, then leaves in his seven-car motorcade.

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Webby winners and Costco wraps

The Webby Awards were announced today. Did your favorite food site win one? Plus: Is D.C. turning into Little Italy?

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: One for the home team

It was a good weekend for the president, who attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and served up food to the fishes.

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Brewers to tap Congress for tax breaks

It’s spring time, and brewers are about to rain beer on Washington and members of Congress.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Food Politics | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: 6 volumes, 350 corrections

Does someone need a good copy editor? The first edition of “Modernist Cuisine” had hundreds of errors.

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Categories:  Books, Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Recipes, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Roundup gives plants AIDS?

One critic charges that Roundup herbicide gives plants AIDS. Another critic thinks competitive eaters are just selfish.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Your chemical cocktail diet

Think you eat healthy? Think again. Chemicals, additives and genetically modified foods are everywhere.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Watch the Food Summit live

Hear the latest thinking on sustainable ag and food safety while watching the Atlantic Food Summit live on your computer.

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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Ovie likes cupcakes

Alex Ovechkin loves Georgetown Cupcake. One writer fears cooking for Jose Andres.

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Cooking for One, Media, Holiday | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Moms make you fat

Feeling fat? Blame your mom and her pregnancy diet. Plus: Restaurant composting is cool!

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Don’t let the Diet Police arrest your taste for cocktails

By Jason Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Spirits | Tags:  Jason Wilson

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Eminently quotable

Sexism in a Gordon Ramsay kitchen. New food rules. These and other quotable news in today’s Lunch Room Chatter.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Obesity is child’s play

Pig Goes Pop shows kids the fun side of obesity. Plus: Is sugar the new cigarettes?

By Tim Carman  |  11:37 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Food labeling, Television | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Peeps have spoken!

The Post announces the best marshmallow dioramas of the year. Plus: Cows, milk and the classical music that moooo-ves them.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Office candy is the enemy

Office candy can sabotage your diet. Plus: Francis Ford Coppola makes a Bordeaux winemaker an offer he can’t refuse.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Kluge gets Trumped

Trump has himself a winery, but will America’s poor go hungry if the government shuts down?

By Tim Carman  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Trendsetting in D.C.

Washington is home to one of America’s trendsetting restaurants. Washington still needs to work on food safety.

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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Uncle Mickey will save us

McDonald’s has a plan to help revive the economy. Plus: Japanese seafood industry’s worst enemy? Fear.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Fools rush in

The bacon app for iPhone! ‘Gators in the streets! Wives trash-talking their cheffy husbands!

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Diet Coke’s designer dress

Karl Lagerfeld gives the soda a fashion makeover. No Child Left Behind gives your kid empty calories.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Spirits, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: St. Joseph’s Day Massacre

The religious holiday turned nauseous after some ate tainted pastries. This and other stomach-churning news in Lunch Room Chatter.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Holiday, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Farewell to a woman of big appetites

Liz Taylor was a giant film star, but she also had a giant appetite for food and men. This and more in Lunch Room Chatter.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Beer, Wine | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Achatz is a liar!?

Esquire’s John Mariani suggested that chef Grant Achatz is a liar. The cancer survivor indicated he has bigger things to worry about than a whiny writer.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Nice guys finish third

Pepsi’s charitable-giving campaign may have allowed Diet Coke to overtake it in sales.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Wine

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Pre-Christian pastries

LRC will try to resist the temptation to bite into the 2,500-year-old pastry.

By Tim Carman  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Spirits

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Go green, naturally

Not everything you consume on St. Paddy’s Day needs to be tinted green with food coloring.

By Tim Carman  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Michel does Vegas!

Today's Lunch Room Chatter wonders what's the bigger risk: Michel Richard's Vegas outlet or Eater's D.C. expansion?

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Just say no to Walmart

Today's Lunch Room Chatter joins the debate on whether Walmart is actually good for Washington.

By Tim Carman  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Oscar-feasting edition

Today's Lunch Room Chatter serves up a buffet table of Oscar telecast criticism.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Subsidize then tax sodas

If they tax our sodas and allow rocket fuel in our tap water, Lunch Room Chatters wonders where he'll turn for a drink.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Experts: New dietary guidelines not specific enough

Nutrition experts Walter Willett and Marion Nestle say the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines need to specifically tell Americans what foods to avoid.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The organic sell-out

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter delves into Whole Foods's surrender to Monsanto.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Veggies are the new bacon

Lunch Room Chatter looks at trends bubbling up in the food world, including the increasing popularity of vegan cooking and the purchasing power of smart phones.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Food trucks to gather today for impromptu party

At least six food trucks will gather around Franklin Square today to give customers a chance to graze from multiple menus.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011

Future trends: Central Kitchen wants more street food

In part two of our blog series that asks local leaders what trends they'd like to see for 2011, Michael Curtin, chief executive officer with D.C. Central Kitchen, wants D.C. to open up the system for more and varied street food.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, future trends