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Lunch Room Chatter: Webby winners and Costco wraps

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

* Talk about budget reductions: During the Osama bin Laden raid, the Obama team munched on Costco turkey wraps and cold shrimp. (The Gurgling Cod)

* “Johnny, what’d you learn in school today, and did you know that al-Qaeda will likely retaliate with a nuclear attack?” (Shut Up, Foodies!)

* Given this news, one wonders if Washington will flood the streets and issue gondola licenses. (Capital Business)

* Start complaining now about the foodie sites that didn’t win a Webby. (Webby Awards)

* Who knew? The grilled cheese sandwich is the gateway dish to gourmet eating. (WSJ)

* A dinner blessing that could last longer than the dinner itself. (Food & Wine)

* The Mother of All Foodies may be living among us! (Capital Spice)

* The Alan Richman sucker punch revived, criticized and vilified on “Treme.” (Eater)

* Barton Seaver wants to help you eat lower on the food chain. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

* Help America eat better. (GOOD)

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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