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Lunch Room Chatter: ‘Old’ news

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

* Tamales take the rap. (NY Times)

* Everything new is old again. (WSJ)

* You’ll never guess — not in a million years! — who’s gracing the cover of Wine Spectator next month. He’s so publicity shy! (Twitter)

* Beer, baseball and brawling at the ol’ ballpark. (AP)

* Unless you want the Mudslide to slide, you better contact the FDA now. (Food Politics)

* “When you walk up to the seafood counter and find yourself in sticker shock, start to think beyond the the dinner plate!”(Al Dente)

* Hate rhubarb? How about rhubarb wine? (The Guardian)

* Another perk of government work. (Twitter)

* “The big risk this century is if we don’t change the way we do agriculture in the light of climate change, and a probable peak in the world’s population, the danger is we will end up with food related wars and fights over fertile land and water.” (Farmers Weekly Interactive)

* Brace for more sticker shock in grocery stores and restaurants. (Bloomberg)

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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