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News Fri Apr 06 2007

Friday Quick Links

Notes and news from around the blogosphere and local papers:

Something Glorious reviews Achatz Handmade Pies, fresh from Michigan and available at Whole Foods locations around the city, and ponders a connection with Alinea's famous chef.

• Laura Oppenheimer at Chicagoist points out the lack of high-profile black chefs, and a commenter reinforces her point regarding minorities in general.

• Also, if you live in the 21st Ward, you can get free McDonald's hotcakes for voting early.

The odd story of how an Elmhurst kid decorated Wyoming's "state egg" in the Park Ridge-based American Egg Board's annual display. (My favorite line: "Ivy had to scramble.")

Fancy Toast got a mandoline slicer, and we get pretty pictures, tips on technique and yummy recipes.

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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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