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Store Wed Mar 19 2008

Surprise Chili

I wasn't at all hungry; I'd just cooked dinner, yet I found myself holding a large carryout chili. A sign on the sidewalk lured me in: seitan chili, vegan - not always on the menu, the lady inside told me. I'd planned just to pick up my bicycle from service. Cooking Fools happened to be along the walk. I tasted the chili before putting it away for lunch. It looked thick and hearty, like I remember a beef chili, imparted with seitan's flavor instead, and that of tender onions, peppers, and beans with a nice spicy heat. 1916 W. North Ave. (773) 276-5565. El: Blue Line (Damen). Bus: 50 Damen, 56 Milwaukee, 72 North.

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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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