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News Thu Jan 03 2008

Mmm, Midweek Quick Links

• Sam's Wine & Spirits has launched Toast, a new PDF magazine about, you guessed it, wine, beer, spirits and a little cheese.

MenuPages Blog takes a look at the top 100 hottest menus of 2007.

Chicago Bites lists its top picks for 2007. (The podcast also hit Alinea recently.)

• Bitespot is on a Southern kick, serving up recipes for red velvet cake, collard greens and hoppin' john. Foodmomiac's got the black-eyed peas and ham hocks.

• At Centerstage, LTHForum cofounder Gary Wiviott gets the Five for Frying treatment.

• The Food Chain's "Whole Hog Project" takes us to the killing floor with part two of the slaughter of two hogs (here's part one.)

• Joelen's Culinary Adventures is sporting a spiffy new design, and she's making waffles.

• Beer (& More) In Food offers some don't's and do's for ordering drinks at a bar. (It was meant as a pre-NYE primer, but it's good advice year-round.

• The Eating the World bloggers are going to be Zagat reviewers (are they supposed to tell anyone?) Check out their brief on Canady le Chocolatier.

• Speaking of Zagat, the Stew takes a look at a 20 year old Zagat Guide.

• Eating on Jitneys experiences the wonders of Stone Soup.

• A little Blackbird foodporn at Veal Cheeks.

Have a Bite of short rib ragu.

• The Digestive Diva tried making quinoa cookies, and they look good.

• Inspired by Big Night, the Proud Italian Cook and her family dared to attempt a timpano (or timballo) -- to great success.

 
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Marie / January 4, 2008 9:56 PM

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the shout out regarding my Timpano that I made. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw your comment today. I was born in Chicago and live in the burbs now, and I so much enjoy blogging about being Italian American, in this city filled with so much history of food! Not to mention all of my familiy food trditions. I really appreciate that you noticed.
Thanks Again,
Marie

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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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