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Event Wed Apr 11 2007

Buy a Cupcake, Save a Whale

When was the last time you had the chance to attend an honest-to-God bake sale? Your nephew's pee wee football fundraiser? You know you miss those opportunities to buy 4 brownies on a tiny paper plate, wrapped in green tinted saran wrap for a quarter...

Well, here's your chance! Debbie Sharpe, chef/owner of a variety of wonderful establishments, is hosting a "Save The Whales Bake Sale" for Greenpeace at her coffee shop Half & Half (1560 N. Damen just underneath the blue line el stop) on April 28 starting at 1 p.m.

Sharpe is working to fund Greenpeace's next venture into the Southern Ocean near Antarctica by selling baked goods, and she is "counting on you good people to either donate some goodies, help me sell some goodies, or buy the goodies".

Sharpe adds, "...and even if you aren't into saving whales, we make a damned good cupcake which you should buy"!

Contact Debbie at Half & Half if you are interested in participating. I am sure you all have a few lemon bar and rice crispy treat recipes gathering dust on your kitchen shelf!

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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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