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Event Wed Mar 07 2007

Invasion of the Food Network

And suddenly, the Food Network descended on Chicago. This Saturday, Mario Batali is doing a book-signing at Fox & Obel at 2pm. You must buy the book to attend, but you can "check in" anytime after 7am to receive a number for the signing.

Meanwhile, Alton Brown will be just a few blocks away, doing a demo "on the selection & the care and feeding of your most prized cutlery" at the Michigan Avenue Crate & Barrel at 1pm. No purchase necessary, but there's only room for 75 people and there's no RSVP, so you'll want to get there early.

Not to be outdone, Rachael Ray is planning a showdown between the best of Chicago and New York pizzas on her daytime talk show sometime in April. You can vote for our representative pizzeria from their list — heavy on the deep dish joints, natch — or write in your own choice. (I wonder what would happen if everyone voted in a thin-crust place?)

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Judith / March 8, 2007 2:22 PM


There's a few reasons why we are being invaded.
Paula Deen, Giada, Tyler, Rocco, Cat Cora and more are all here, too. There's the Housewares Show where they are demonstrating and signing books and the Common Threads benefit that they are attending on Monday.

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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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