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Random Wed Jan 23 2008

National Pie Day

In case it wasn't one of the pre-filled holidays in your day planner, today is National Pie Day. According to the National Pie Council, National Pie Day "is a perfect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and pie making to future generations." They also suggest that you "perform random acts of pieness" on National Pie Day, which could include:

-Paying it forward by handing out slices of pie to strangers.
-Throwing a charity pie-eating contest.
-Surprising your significant other at work with a pie.

No, I didn't make this up.

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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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