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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Veggies are the new bacon

By Tim Carman

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

* Your phone can fuel your caffeine addiction. (New York Times)

* Do you believe in miracles? Yes, a restaurateur with a conscience! (Atlantic Food)

* Are food allergies rising? Or are we a nation full of hypochondriacs? (Kojo Nnamdi Show)

* I'm aware that this video may not be aware of its self-importance...until the end. (Michael Ruhlman)

* The milk of humane kindness. (Newcastle University)

* Trend-watching: Grading restaurants on a moral scale? (Twitter)

* Trend-watching, Part II: Veggies are the new bacon? (

* Los Angeles administrators won't let Jamie Oliver mock their school lunches. (L.A. Weekly)

* Vodka is the fountain of youth. (HuffPo)

* Your toaster sucks. (Cooks Illustrated)

By Tim Carman  | January 19, 2011; 11:30 AM ET
Categories:  Food Politics, Media  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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On the topic of food allergies, I have a feeling we are actually a nation of hypochondriacs. Certainly there are some (very few) people who are truly allergic to some (very few) things, but it seems like nowadays everybody who doesn't like something has to be allergic to it.

Posted by: margaret6 | January 19, 2011 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I test as being allergic to corn, but have never had a reaction. I agree that there are some folks who use the allergy excuse for things the don't like, which sucks for folks who truly have reactions.

I don't eat food with HFCS, but next time I get teased for being picky about what I put in my body, I guess I should really start using the allergy excuse!

Posted by: MzFitz | January 19, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

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