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Random Thu Nov 01 2007

As if You Needed an Excuse to Make Dinner

I was informed this morning, at my women's gym, that today is not only the beginning of Dia De Los Muertos celebrations, but that it's also National Men Make Dinner Day. You can even send e-greetings to celebrate.

Not to spoil the fun or anything, but um, what? As if there needs to be a national day designating it as one in which men should take the reins, or rather cooking utensils, in the kitchen. Doesn't that mean that women are expected to prepare dinner the rest of the year? I find the day rather insulting, and can't understand why anyone wouldn't. But, I am also perplexed by things such as Bush's second term and why Jello desserts were ever popular.

A rename suggestion: National People Who Don't Usually Cook Dinner Make Dinner Day. It's catchy, right?

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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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