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Lunch Room Chatter: Office candy is the enemy

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

* Francis Ford Coppola makes the winemaker at Chateau Margaux an offer he can’t refuse. (The Guardian)

* Starbucks may invest in genetic engineering after reading this study. (SlashFood)

* The office candy dish is a weight watcher’s worst enemy. (WSJ)

* They have ways of making you eat school lunches. Like banning brown bags from home. (Chicago Tribune)

* Mike Tyson fights for the vegan cause. (Twitter)

* Pasta company in Toronto tries to make man-nelloni. (Apologies in advance for the truly tasteless joke.) (CBC)

* Robbers put the squeeze on a lemonade stand run by three girls. (We assume the bandits proceeded to vandalize a veterans retirement home next.) (WTOP)

* The woman who left college because of an eating disorder. (WaPo)

* Food, welcome to the political table. (The Globe and Mail)

* How to drink and make money at the same time. (Daily Meal)

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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