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Store Mon Apr 09 2007

Courting The Foodie Vote?


As a part of their month-long, 10th anniversary blowout, The Chopping Block is hosting an olive oil tasting event. Through April 9th to the 13th, you can visit both their Lincoln Square and Merchandise Mart locations to sample and vote on “rare, artisanal olive oils of the highest quality.” The winning oil will be crowned the, “Official Olive Oil of The Chopping Block’s 10th Anniversary Year.”

No word yet on what’s become of last year’s winner, an Armando Manni's extra virgin from 1999. The fine Tuscan artifact was stripped of its title after reports surfaced of its use in a number of adult films in the early '90s.

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Vivian / April 14, 2007 8:04 PM

An "official olive oil of the Chopping Block"? Ran out of ideas, eh? =/

Scott / April 24, 2007 12:00 PM


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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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