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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The shame of being a foodie

By Tim Carman

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

* Today's required reading: Foodies are rude, insular, selfish and morally reprehensible. They don't call their mothers, either. (The Atlantic)

* Sports bars can no longer smell of musk and fryer oil. (NY Times)

* Someone please find a camera to shine on U.S. Foodservice. (Jane Black)

* Billboards and the poison they spread in African-American neighborhoods. (Good)

* Beer and marshmallows, together at last. (SlashFood)

* Dr. Franken-stein, I presume? Scientists try to revive a 200-year-old beer. (BBC News)

* Diet soda: good for the waistline, bad for the ticker? (MSNBC)

* America's best cities to (drive-thru) window shop. (The Daily Beast)

* It's not the food making you sick. It's the food handlers. (Need to Know on PBS)

By Tim Carman  | February 10, 2011; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  Beer, Comfort Food, Food labeling, Media  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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Diet soda isn't good for your waistline, either. There have been many studies that show people eat more food when drinking diet soda -- either they feel hungrier or they subconsiously think they can eat more because of the diet drink. Also, except for sugar, diet soda has all the bad things that are in regular soda -- carbonation and caramel color both cause all kinds of health problems -- and artifical sweetener is much worse for your body than sugar. Better to just ditch the soda altogether.

Posted by: margaret6 | February 14, 2011 10:19 AM | Report abuse

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