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Resource Thu Mar 01 2007

Barley Legal

When you hear "Craig's List," your first thought is probably “free kittens,” “hot dates” or if, like me, you are a Shylo Bisnett fan, “Glory Holes,” but the free site has a pretty lively Chicago-centric food chat going on in their discussion boards. There's a little banter going on about barley right now, as well as a meringue discussion, and plenty of other interesting topics. The also have a wine section, a vegan section, and if you are in trouble with your relationship with food, an eating disorders section.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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