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Publication Wed May 30 2007

Happy National Mint Julep Day!

In today's New York Times Dining & Wine section, food journalist Kim Severson writes about the many national food holidays that have an official place on the country's calendar. Almost every day is a holiday where food is concerned, and all of these special occasions are documented in Chase's Calendar of Events, which is edited here in Chicago and published by McGraw-Hill. Anyone can propose that a new food be honored with its own day by submitting a form to the company, but only those backed by "tangible enthusiasm" are taken into consideration. I think we have a case for a National Cicada Eating Day, even though it could only happen once every 17 years...

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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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