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News Thu Apr 19 2007

Thursday Quick Links

• Metromix rounds up some Earth Day-friendly dinner destinations for this weekend.

Slow Food fans should make room on their calendars for movement founder Carlo Petrini's speech May 19 Thorne Auditorium at Northwestern University Law School. Tickets are only $5! [via]

• "Hot" Doug Sohn still has 30 pounds of foie gras left; what's he gonna do with it?

• Chicagoist reviews M.Henry from the perspective of a mom-with-babe.

• Vital Information complains about the lack of local meat and produce at Whole Foods.

• Hungry Mag's Michael Nagrant has a new weekly column in the Sun-Times (jeez, who doesn't he write for these days?) called "Five for Frying," in which he grills local chefs with "five fun questions." Watch for it every Tuesday.

LTH Forum debates the elaboration of sushi in a discussion led by our own David Hammond.

Olive & Mason is (are?) back 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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