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Resource Mon Nov 26 2007

Culinary Classes in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune has a great article up in their food section right now on cooking classes in the greater Chicago area. They list classes for a wide range of budgets and locations (including the suburbs). There are week long professional courses available as well as one-time engagements in your home. If you know a cook who is interested in learning something new or brushing up on seasoned skills, this resource offers some fabulous gift ideas.

I have been meaning to take the reasonably priced ($40) knife skills class at the Chopping Block for some time now. The pricier, multi-class Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Ranjana sounds quite tempting as well.

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Taylor / November 26, 2007 4:07 PM

I have been interested in taking classes at The Chopping Block for some time now and was considering giving my girlfriend a gift cert for a couple classes for Christmas. Anyone have experience with them?

Meghan / November 27, 2007 11:56 AM

Yes! It's a great gift! The least expensive hands on course is the knife skills class. I took it in July with a fellow GBer, and we both loved it. I ended up purchasing a knife to go along with the skills that I now use nearly every day.

Brenda / December 4, 2007 8:59 PM

Meh... I prefer taking cooking classes at Sur La Table. Just my 2 cents.

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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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