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Event Thu Sep 06 2007

Livin' La Vida Local

Chicago's Green City Market is offering a weeklong Localvore Challenge. The week starts Sept. 10th, so you have a few days to register. If you can make it to the market over the weekend, you can register, pick up a packet of helpful information, and a week's worth of local food. To make the challenge manageable, you can choose certain items to exempt, such as olive oil, salt and other spices, and coffee. The Localvore Challenge web site also offers a list of local food producers, and stores that carry food from the region. If trying to prepare three meals a day using only local ingredients sounds daunting, the GCM web site also offers a list of restaurants that will have locally produced menu options that week. So you can feel like a good citizen and environmentalist while sitting in an air-conditioned restaurant, sipping a cocktail and waiting for someone else to prepare your food.

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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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