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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The reluctantly famous chef

By Tim Carman

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

* "Rich countries waste about the same amount of food as poor ones, up to half of what is produced, but in quite different ways." (The Economist)

* A memoir as delicious as the chef's cuisine. (WaPo)

* Gab-fest, part II: She doesn't like food trends, orthodoxy and fame. And yet everyone tries to pin one of these on Gabrielle Hamilton. (NY Times).

* We should eat more fish. We have no idea what fish we should eat. (WSJ)

* "The Haiti episode, which contrasted his tour of the country's culinary highlights with scenes of its continued blight and poverty, was less a travel show than a kind of multilayered essay on Haiti's political history, the ethics of tourism, the morality of journalism/voyeurism and the wisdom of well-intentioned efforts." (TIME)

* Offally sneaky (Atlantic Food)

* It was only a matter of time: chef as super hero. (SlashFood)

* Airport meals worth getting grounded for. (USA Today)

* A sensible approach to snacking. (Fabulous Food Finds)

By Tim Carman  | March 2, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Books, Chefs, Media, Television  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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