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Blog Tue Mar 06 2007

Sugar, Sugar

On a gray day like this, when spring should be on the horizon but instead there are only large chunks of ice, a shot of sugar and color from a cupcake can be very healing. Don't know where to go for a cupcake fix? There's a debate going on on Chowhound's Chicago food board about the best cupcakes in Chicago.
If cookies are more your thing, particularly the bracing flavor of Thin Mints, Eric Zorn's column in the Tribune offers an alternative to the Girl Scout cookies that, for some, can be hard to find: Keebler Grasshoppers. Zorn's column links to an earlier posting about Thin Mints, and how to find them in the off-season. From there, you can link to a collection of recipes to make your own minty cookies, as well as some other Thin Mint trivia that ought to take your mind off the cold and the gray outside.

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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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