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Random Wed Aug 01 2007

Fluffy Marshmallows on the Pulse Points

Gwyneth Paltrow will be at Macy’s on State Street on August 17, promoting the new fragrance Pleasures Delight. What does perfume have to do with food? Jessica Simpson addressed this question a few years ago, when she launched her Dessert line of lickable beauty products. Now, Estee Lauder promises to bring “irresistible gourmand food elements into the world of fragrance.” Among the top notes, middle notes and base notes described on Estee are whipped strawberry meringue, caramel cream and fluffy marshmallow. If it sounds sickening, fear not. There are elements of patchouli to balance out the creamy gourmand feeling. And, according to the press release, this stop in Chicago is Gwyneth’s “only appearance in a department store” in the U.S. this year.

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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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