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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Bovine barbecue

The latest in food news, ideas and philosophy, just in time for your lunch break.

* Washington’s snubbed in a list of the best burger cities. (Travel + Leisure)

* “Prison must be the greatest food desert of them all. Watching Food, Inc. has had a shock and awe impact on the men who’ve never before considered the origin of food. But afterward, men have spoken of leaving prison and building healthy food farms in their low-income communities to start healing their neighborhoods, both physically and emotionally.” (Civil Eats)

* First item on the ingredient list: 1 medium cow, about 1,400 pounds, butterflied, skin removed. (WSJ)

* Feeling tongue-tied? Well, good. You’ll lose weight. (GOOD)

* Carla Hall plans a fancy feast — for her cat. (Eater)

* Millions of Americans live in deserts right in major cities. Food deserts. (Food & Think)

* I’m not sure this O’Hare Airport restaurant will entice me to skip the Italian beef stand, but it might. (Twitter)

* Big Ag does not have a mandate to feed the world. (Grist)

* Derek Brown: “I went and made drinks for President Obama, but can you imagine that presidents actually used to go visit that guy to get a drink. It blows my mind.” (People’s District)

* Charcutepalooza, British-style. (The Guardian)

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

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