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All We Can Eat
Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Big Easy’s revenge

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

* The Gulf oil spill, and the state’s reaction to it, has left the Louisiana oyster business a shell of its former self. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

* “Treme” gives Alan Richman a taste of Big Easy revenge. The critic dutifully plays his role: “They got to be kidding. Nobody throws a Sazerac.” (GQ) and (Eater)

* Foam in the U.S.A.: America’s most famous Spanish chef plans to open a pop-up dedicated to iconic U.S. dishes. (WaPo)

* America’s health food now comes in conveniently labeled packages. (NY Times)

* David Chang to launch a food journal published by McSweeney’s, with an assist from Anthony Bourdain’s production company. Hmm, think it’ll include snark? (Lucky Peach)

* “[S]ome small, local producers have no intention of staying small or local or supporting local businesses if a large chain suddenly shows interest.” (Fair Food Fight)

* Nutty theory: Eating peanuts during pregnancy may reduce the risk of a peanut allergy in children. (Food Navigator)

* Bulls player visits Grant Achatz’s Apiary, orders “vodka and seltzer.” At least he didn’t ask for a Red Bull cocktail. (Twitter)

* The Giant That Time Forgot — but NIMBYs haven’t. (WaPo)

* A local strip club/steak house has its own street truck. Samples not included. (Twitter)

* The celebrity bride who “harvested” her own wedding dinner. (My San Antonio)

* A “Starry Night” that’s good enough to fry in a pan until crisp. (Bacon Today)

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Categories:  Chefs, Food labeling, Media, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

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