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

* Andrew Zimmern unearths the exotic eats of Washington. (Eater DC)

* The FDA’s new food-safety powers will mean nothing if these cuts are passed. (WaPo)

* The Farm Bill is ignoring the roots of America’s agricultural problems. (Civil Eats)

* Vegetables that are bad for your health. (AP)

* Forget the caviar dreams: Robin Leach asks for seconds at Jose Andres’s minibar in the desert. (Las Vegas Sun)

* Wasabi cheese, anyone? (WSJ)

* Hot-dog water: It’s not just for sewers anymore. (Chowhound)

* Texas home bakers taste the sweetness of freedom. (Robb Walsh)

* The bar where Bud Light will cost more than craft beer. (DC Beer)

* A classic example of how not to deal with an alcohol inspector. (WCP )