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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/ 3/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Michel does Vegas!

By Tim Carman

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

* Michel Richard takes a gamble on Caesars Palace. (Food & Wine)

* Montgomery County wants to become a bag man, too. (WTOP)

* The unbreakable link between higher oil prices and rising food costs. (WaPo)

* Who'd be willing to arrange it? Jose Andres and Tom Colicchio in a steel cage match? (The Daily)

* Washington now has its own Anthony Bourdain gossip outlet. (Eater DC)

* Will the obese be the next protected class? (Newswise)

* "While the Foresight report may seem conservative compared with some other attempts to grapple with what the future may hold in an uncertain world, for a government document it is arguably quite bold. It says that “Nothing less is required than a redesign of the whole food system to bring sustainability to the fore”. (Food Ethics Council, PDF)

* Gail Simmons on last night's "Top Chef": "I’ve never met a more stressed-out chef than Richard Blais. I wish he would have some more self-confidence because his food is so good and he’s such a confident cook, but he’s such a struggling soul. He’s wrestling with his demons at all times. Poor man." (Entertainment Weekly)

* A kitchen good enough to eat -- as long as temperatures stay below 90 degrees. (Chicago Tribune)

By Tim Carman  | March 3, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food, Television  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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Comments

Our local grocery no longer uses plastic at the checkout. You can have your groceries bagged in paper, but if you bring your own bags, you get a nickel off your bill for each bag. Carrots are always nicer than sticks.

Posted by: fran12567 | March 4, 2011 10:28 AM | Report abuse

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