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Resource Fri Aug 10 2007

Stop Microwaving, It's Too Hot Outside

Arguably, if it's too hot to mircowave, it's probably also too hot to cook anything else and you're better served by making ice cream, or better yet, ice. But it would probably be much more interesting to spend some time in a professional air-conditioned kitchen learning how to make gazpacho or sorbet, right?

The Chicago Tribune wants to help make that happen for you, and printed a really thorough listing of Chicago-area cooking classes in yesterday's Good Eating section. The full list is here, but rest assured that the selections go far beyond Sur La Table or the Chopping Block, from the Alliance Francaise (mmmm, cheese and wine, starting at $45) to Le Dessert, where classes start from $495. (damn). If you're gift-giving challenged and surrounded by hungry friends and relatives, like me, cooking classes can be a great way to celebrate a birthday or holiday and you even get to take home some new skills (and hopefully leftovers). It beats microwaving your dinner on a Friday night in any case.

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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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