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Event Fri Mar 16 2007

Easy Fish & Seafood Class at Dirk’s

Head over to Dirk’s Fishmarket on Tuesday, March 20, for an evening of easy fish and seafood recipes including coconut basil shrimp, smoky salmon roulades, snapper enchiladas, and tilapia piccata. The class will be held on from 7:30 to 9:00 and at $50 per person, it’s a steal! Dirk also encourages you to bring a bottle of wine, just to make it that much more enjoyable.

Enjoy a podcast featuring an interview with Dirk himself, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune online.

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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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