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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 01/10/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Pig Kingdom approaches!

By Tim Carman

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

Before we start today, Lunch Room Chatter wants to extend its sympathies to those victims in the Arizona shooting and hopes Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recovers to the point where she can stand as a living, breathing, working symbol of what's gone wrong with our country's politics. (Okay, sorry, the air is getting a little thin on this soap box.)

  • Cars Against Drunk Driving. (WaPo)

  • The Ripper, tracking wild prey for his next dinner special? (Twitter)

  • Sex and the City Dump (Village Voice)

  • Discussion topic for the day: "The good news is that sustainable farming can feed the world. Productivity comparisons of organic crops versus conventional crops have been hotly contested for decades. But recent years have seen mounting studies showing that organic crop yields are catching up and even surpassing chemical-based agriculture." (Los Angeles Times)

  • An award for those in a perpetually pithy mood. (Shorty Awards)

  • You knew bacon was bad for you. The Pig Kingdom is now approaching! (Food Politics)

  • Jose Andres goes for a cheap laugh: "That's no way to treat another human being, even a critic." (Franklin Avenue)

  • Chefs will no longer be the only restaurant employees taking abuse for reality TV amusement. (Zagat Buzz)

By Tim Carman  | January 10, 2011; 12:10 PM ET
Categories:  Chefs, Media  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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