Lunch Room Chatter: The Gilt-ed Age begins

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

* OpenTable’s huge success could lead to its fall. (SF Chronicle)

* “If the most likable man in food can’t gross out kids with blendered bones, what hope does anyone have of getting them to eat healthily?” (TIME)

* There’s a reason more than 400 people like that dish on allrecipes.com. (NY Times)

* Retired prison guard eats his 25,000th Big Mac and lives to tell the tale. (AP via WaPo)

* The Gilt-ed Age begins in food. (Gilt Taste)

* Old-media magazine acknowledges 50 new-media outlets that offer excellent food writing without killing trees. (Saveur)

* They’re trying to kill the clown! (AP)

* The ultimate in wastage: High school food fights! (WaPo)

* Mario Batali: Flirting with death via cocktail. (Eater)

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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