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Posted at 1:12 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Lunch Room Chatter: Produce is not downloadable

By Tim Carman

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

  • Amelia Earhart...crab food? (Slate)

  • Psst! Hey, buddy, you want to buy some Four Loko? (Zagat Buzz)

  • Required reading for today: "Especially in my career in online media, I'd gotten used to making things happen instantaneously. In this modern life, I think we've all gotten used to making things happen instantaneously. But, out on the farm, and in the bedroom, the more I tried to do — lights, water, fertility charting, worrying — the less happened." (Daily Yonder)

  • The readers have spoken at the Washingtonian. They really love Komi. (Washingtonian)

  • Try to resist this description: "The medlar, which resembles a russeted crabapple with an open blossom end, is a pome fruit, kin to apples and pears, and most closely related to hawthorns. It is hard, dry and astringent when immature, but after a mysterious ripening process called bletting, its cell walls break down, its tannins are reduced, and its pulp turns brown and custardy. It tastes like winy, sweet-tart apple butter laced with cinnamon, with a spicy mellow richness all its own." (Los Angeles Times)

  • "When the socialist revolution comes, the first shot will not come from filthy peasants bearing flaming torches or angry, poorly dressed workers demanding higher wages. No, listening to the anti-government chatter these days, it's clear that the new socialist revolution will be spearheaded by a lone asparagus." (Slate)

By Tim Carman  | December 22, 2010; 1:12 PM ET
Categories:  Chefs, Media  | Tags:  Tim Carman, farming, media  
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