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All We Can Eat: December 19, 2010 - December 25, 2010

Lunch Room Chatter: Crankshaft cuisine, anyone?

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter features news on White House holiday wines and a battle over which city has the more florid wine descriptions.

By Tim Carman  | December 24, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Wine  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman, food news  
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Cocktails that complete me: El Diablo

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson works his way through 17 classic cocktails that have managed to escape his lips up until now. First up: the tequila cocktail known as El Diablo

By Jason Wilson  | December 24, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Spirits  | Tags:  Cocktails That Complete Me, Jason Wilson, spirits  
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Mike Isabella explains what 'Top Chef' had to do with tennis

Former Zaytinya chef Mike Isabella joined Deputy Food Editor Bonnie Benwick to dissect the latest episode of "Top Chef All-Stars."

By Tim Carman  | December 23, 2010; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chefs, Television  | Tags:  Bonnie Benwick, Mike Isabella, Tim Carman, Top Chef  
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Last-minute food gifts: You're not desperate. You're selective.

Think small but substantial.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  | December 23, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Holiday, Shopping  | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick, holiday, shopping  
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Lunch Room Chatter: How much to tip the robot?

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter looks at robot waiters in China, the top fast-food inventions of 2010, and other topics.

By Tim Carman  | December 23, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Food labeling, Media  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman, news  
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Top Chef All-Stars Ep. 4: Game, set, match. Hootie.

Once again, drama AND good food this week -- and Jamie's managed to set some sort of record.

By Carol Blymire  | December 23, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Chefs, Television  | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Chefs, Television  
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Market Roundup: Dec. 23-Dec.26

What's in, what's out for the season.

By Timothy R. Smith  | December 23, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Markets This Week  
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Burger man plans to go Rogue again on Dupont

Just two months after it was ordered to close, Rogue States is apparently set to reopen on Dupont Circle with a new venting system.

By Tim Carman  | December 22, 2010; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Dupont Circle, Rogue States, Tim Carman  
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Jose Andres: 'E' is not a Las Vegas Minibar

Jose Andres is launching an eight-seat concept within the Jaleo in Las Vegas, offering 15 to 20 small courses, but the chef says it's not Sin City's version of the Minibar.

By Tom Sietsema  | December 22, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Jaleo, Jose Andres, Minibar, Tim Carman  
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Enzo Fargione one step closer to opening ELISIR

After months of delay, former Teatro Goldoni chef Enzo Fargione has finally signed a lease for his first place, ELISIR, a mostly tasting menu restaurant.

By Tim Carman  | December 22, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Enzo Fargione, Teatro Goldoni, Tim Carman  
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Lunch Room Chatter: Produce is not downloadable

It's lunch time, which means another helping of food news links to get you through the hour. We have news on fruits, vegetables, and a farmer who's gone zen in the name of growing them.

By Tim Carman  | December 22, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media  | Tags:  Tim Carman, farming, media  
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Chat Leftovers: Beer-making gifts for the beginner

Where can a newbie brewer turn for advice?

By Jane Touzalin  | December 22, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Beer, Chat Leftovers  | Tags:  Chat Leftovers, Free Range, Jane Touzalin  
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Lunch Room Chatter: Your salad is out to get you

Lunch Room Chatter gives you a daily dose of food news, ideas, and commentary. Today: Terrorists aim for your salad bar and other scary thoughts.

By Tim Carman  | December 21, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media  | Tags:  Tim Carman, food news  
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Slim pickin's for Jan. cookbooks

What makes those January cookbook titles less appealing than December's?

By Bonnie S. Benwick  | December 21, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books  | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick, books  
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Smoke Signals: Gifts for the indoor smoker

Columnist Jim Shahin offers the last of his holiday gift suggestions for the poor souls who must grill or smoke indoors.

By Jim Shahin  | December 21, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Holiday, Smoke Signals  | Tags:  Jim Shahin, Smoke Signals, gift guide  
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Brickskeller memories: An '80s Sietsema review

In this fourth and final installment of our Brickskeller retrospective, we look at how little the Dupont Circle saloon has changed over the years.

By Tim Carman  | December 20, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Beer  | Tags:  The Brickskeller, Tim Carman, Tom Sietsema  
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Project Downscale: Eggplant Parmigiana

Can an Italian casserole be wrestled down to size? Deliciously, yes.

By Joe Yonan  | December 20, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cooking for One, Recipes  | Tags:  Joe Yonan, Project Downscale, recipes  
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