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News Fri Jul 20 2007

4.2 Earthquake shakes CA wine country

Looks like there was a "mild" 4.2 earthquake near Oakland California this morning. I made a quick call to nearby Rosenblum Cellars in Alameda, as featured in my post earlier this week, and the nice folks in the tasting room assured me no one was hurt and no barrels were lost. A wine shop in Montclair California was not so lucky. I'm having trouble with a direct link, but it you visit CNN's video section, and search Montclair, you will find footage of the damage.

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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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