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News Tue Dec 04 2007

Can't Stop Eating 'Em...but You Can Stop Working There

Another one bites the dust: a bankruptcy judge has allowed the sale of the Pullman factory that produces Jay's Potato Chips, Krunchers and O-Ke-Doke popcorn to Pennsylvania pretzel manufacturer Snyders of Hanover. The closing results in the loss of 220 union jobs, although the snack foods will continue to be made in another factory in Indiana. If you want to know more about the rich history of Jay's and its ties to Al Capone, watch the next broadcasts of the earth-shaking Foods of Chicago documentary on WTTW this weekend.

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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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