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Event Tue Mar 25 2008

April is Tasty at the Chicago History Museum

Mark your calendars! The Chicago History Museum is celebrating the city's cuisine in April with four great events. The first is April 15's lecture "Hot Dog! A History of Chicago Foods" that will explore Chicago's culinary traditions (with free hot dogs provided by Vienna Beef). To celebrate Earth Day, April 22's lecture "The Local Option" will feature guests such as chefs Rick Bayless and Sarah Stegner to talk about organic eating and shopping in the city. On April 29, even more star power (Gale Gand, Carol Wallach) will be on hand to talk about the state of Chicago's cuisine.

If you were lucky enough to score tickets to the (sold out) May 4 companion bus tour to the life-changing "Foods of Chicago" WTTW documentary with narrator Geoffrey Baer and producer Dan Protess, please post pictures in the Drive-Thru Flickr group so that our computer's desktop picture can get a much-needed updating.

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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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