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Lunch Room Chatter: The hungry ghosts of Singapore

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

* Lent is a time for deprivation — at least until religion interferes with your drinking. (Okra)

* The ghosts that haunt Singapore can be satisfied with only one thing: food, and lots of it. (Atlantic Life)

* The Mediterranean diet ain’t what it seems: “Mediterranean people have some of the worst diets in Europe, and the Greeks are the fattest: about 75 percent of the Greek population is overweight.” (NY Times)

* A nut case: An argument to eat more nuts. (TIME)

* Striped mullet. Wreckfish. Arctic char. How does one best prepare these sustainable morsels from the sea? (NY Times)

* More fishy service journalism: the health benefits of eating seafood (presumably the non-mercury variety). (Women’s Health)

* Flying Dog Brewery fights for its right to detrimentally affect the general welfare of Michigan. (DCist)

* Five ways to tame that beast known as the buffet. (Chow)

* George Pelecanos needs a refresher course on Ethio­pian dining in D.C. Adams Morgan? It hasn’t been the hub of Ethio­pian eating in years­. (Daily Mail)

* Movie theaters will continue to be a safe place for the ignorant to fatten up. (AP)

* A protein drink: Fruit flies in the syrup hoses at Nationals Park. (Business Insider)

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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