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Lunch Room Chatter: Were ancient Romans vegetarian?

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

* Can you guess America’s favorite food? Hint: Scroll to page 30. (Oxfam)

* Fossilized Roman %&!# provides clues to their eating habits. (BBC)

* So what will future people think of our eating habits? (The Independent)

* Kids will only touch milk infused with chocolate, a first grader’s report shows. (The Slow Cook)

* Providing a nutritious family meal for $68 a week. (Chicago Trib)

* Scallops, cheap and abundant, are saving the fishing industry. (WSJ)

* Ren’s Ramen, formerly of Bethesda, re-opened in Wheaton. (WCP)

* Hunger is a political problem, not a disaster. (The Guardian)

* France is investigating an E. coli outbreak related to hamburger meat. (USA Today)

* An argument for pricing menus differently. (Bloomberg)

* More restaurants are “Hooter-fying” their wait staffs. (Fox)


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