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Lunch Room Chatter: Kluge gets Trumped

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

* Too much chocolate is indeed bad for children. (Eatocracy)

* Will America’s hungry go hungry if the government shuts down? (Obama Foodorama)

* Say goodbye to Kluge Estate Winery. Say hello to Trump Juice. (WaPo)

* Spam! Spam! Spam! And Lam! (Salon)

* Today’s required reading: “But even at this late hour of our empire, I can bring one unmitigatedly good tiding home from my wanderings. Our domestic appliances — washing machines, ovens, etc. — are way better than Europe’s. I have but three words for those flag-torching ingrates who don’t know how good we have it in the homeland appliance department: We’re No. 1!” (Slate)

* Extreme locavorism: It’s like “Survivor” but for chefs. (WSJ)

* “My son is the only Mexican kid I know who says he wants rice and beans when he really means edamame and sushi rice.” (NY Times)

* The scalper-vultures are already circling over Grant Achatz’s Next. (A.V. Club Chicago)

* Royal Couple Pez Dispensers and Royal Wedding Sick Bags. (Eater)

* Rachael Ray is sweet and spicy. (HuffPo Food)

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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