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Random Thu May 17 2007

Idea: Food Box

Inspired by the repurposing of newspaper boxes into book-swap receptacles and art pieces, Craig Berman proposes a food box, where unwanted leftovers, canned goods and other food can be left for homeless or other needy people can pick them up. A great idea that I hope sees fruition (no pun intended).

Back at the turn of the millennium, I lived in an apartment building in Buena Park that had a bus stop right outside. More than one household had turned the bus bench into a "donation bench," where we'd leave unwanted leftovers; nine times out of ten what was left would be picked up by one of the residents of a nearby SRO or halfway house, and hopefully enjoyed. This takes the spirit of the donation bench a step further.

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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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