Lunch Room Chatter: Moms make you fat

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

* Happy Earth Day, citizens of the planet! Go get yourself some free stuff. (HuffPo Green)

* Dear Mom, with Mother’s Day so close, I just wanted to take this moment to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making me so fat. (Fast Company)

* Just in case chocolate bunnies don’t do it for you: Easter dessert recipes. (Chow)

* Americans hate lamb — until Easter rolls around. A primer on this underappreciated meat. (Serious Eats)

* Blast from the Past: A Johnny Carson guest sees signs of life in potato chips. (You must watch this clip ‘til the very end to witness one of Carson’s best practical jokes.) (Roger Ebert’s Journal)

* Nuts to you: Government cannot ban peanuts on airplanes. (WSJ)

* The Grilled Cheese Eggsplosion! and 39 other ways to press the gooey stuff between slices of bread. (BuzzFeed)

* Restaurants find that composting is good for the environment — and good for business. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Tim Carman serves as the full-time writer for the Post's Food section and as the $20 Diner for the Weekend section, a double duty that requires he ingest more calories than a draft horse.


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