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Resource Fri Feb 15 2008

Top Chef Chicago Spoilers

Can't wait the 27 days left until the season premiere of Top Chef? The Stew posted some spoilers yesterday regarding some of the Quickfire Challenges and which hometown celebs will be making cameos.

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Bobbi / February 15, 2008 9:15 AM

It's funny because the article you posted claims, "But we're happy to report that Chicago herself plays a strong supporting role, showcasing our passion for such things as Bears tailgating and The Second City." On the other hand, the Grub Street article I read yesterday said, "The location is a nonfactor — the main contribution Chicago makes is a Pizzeria Uno product placement." Although coming from Grub Street, that doesn't surprise me much.

Can't wait to see the actual episode and make a decision for myself!

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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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