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Recipe Roundup

Should you need more evidence that spring has finally arrived, Chicago’s food blogs have lightened up noticeably in the past couple of weeks, featuring flavors both delicate and zippy, and nary a cream-laden pasta dish in sight.

Have a Bite reminds us – or informs us, as was the case with me – that it’s halibut season, with recipes for two main course fish dishes and several complementary sides.

This cracked wheat salad from My Vegetable Blog is so seasonal, “spring” is in its name.

Pro Bono Baker knows that everyone loves a good broccoli salad, especially when accompanied by adorable pictures of Burmese cats. Frankly, I’m not wild about the concept of radish and buttermilk soup, but maybe you are, eh?

Blue Kitchen has Parisian foods on the brain these days, but not just the stinky-cheese-and-crusty-bread variety. Here’s a spicy shrimp dish sure to make your tastebuds say, “Mon Dieu!”

Now, what to do with all of those leftover bits of halibut, spears of asparagus, and florets of broccoli? Try your own version of the Recipe of the Week, the cleverly named “Clean Out the Fridge” Frittata. Keep this one on file, and you’ll never go hungry (though the worms in your compost bin may be singing the blues.)

That’s all for this week, but please send links to your favorite Chicago food blogs so I can mine them regularly for my Recipe Roundups.

 
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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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