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News Mon Apr 02 2007

In The News

• Today is "National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day." I wonder who came up with that? Get some bread baked fresh at a local bakery to enjoy it.

• The Chicago International Documentary Festival shows King Corn, which looks like it could be a fascinating Omnivore's Dilemma style tour through the industrial food chain.

Wisconsin is organizing a trip to the Fancy Food Show in Chicago on May 7.

Cooking Fools in Bucktown announced by e-mail a vegan cooking class to teach "delicious savory and sweet vegan dishes ... utilizing non-meat proteins, beans, grains, nuts and seeds, non-dairy products, and of course, fruits and vegetables," on Wednesday, April 18.

• Finally, I can't get enough of the amazing photography and anecdotal recipes at

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chelsea / April 3, 2007 11:19 AM

All the true Chicago foodies should consider attending the 4th annual Gourmet Wine Cellar event on May 17, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will feature some of Chicago’s finest chefs including Grant Achatz of Alinea and Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill/ Topolobampo, as well as Gourmet magazine’s executive chef Sara Moulton. The event will provide guests the opportunity to sample fine cuisines and wines from the world’s top wineries, as well as cooking demonstrations and opportunities to engage in discussion with top sommeliers. Tickets are available now for $90 per person, or at the door for $100. For more information or to order tickets, log on to or call 1.800.679.0397. It is sure to be a wonderful evening, all benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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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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