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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Saving spuds from the apocalypse

By Tim Carman

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

* Potatoes are now safe from Armageddon. (Fast Company)

* Hmm, maybe we need a new new Coke? (TIME)

* Wage discrimination is rampant in the food industry. (Colorlines)

* Keys to long-term restaurant success? Follow trends but don't be trendy. Treat your employees well. And, for crying out loud, give customers plenty of parking. (Denver Post)

* You can't go home again, but you can create new memories of home. (Bon Appetit)

* More bashing of B.R., the most reviled man in food circles. (Atlantic Food)

* Alcohol allowed on Virginia roads again. Sort of. (WaPo)

* Just what the doctor ordered: snot shakes and worm pizzas. (Channel 4)

* A Hudson River fish that's become a PCB carrier. (Discovery News)

By Tim Carman  | February 18, 2011; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Television  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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