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Event Mon May 12 2008

Farmer's Markets: Don't Call it a Comeback

It's beginning, people. No more trudging through produce aisles in seach of unwilted lettuce and intact tomatoes. Farmer's market season begins this week, with a number of established markets opening their doors for business. The Federal Plaza market kicks off Tuesday, Daley Plaza's market opens Thursday, and the Green City Market, which got some attention from this season's Top Chef and was named one of the best farmer's markets in the nation by chef Alice Waters, opens Wednesday with cooking demonstrations by Carrie Nahabedian (of Naha), George Bumbaris and Sarah Stegner of Prairie Grass Cafe, and Bruce Sherman of North Pond Cafe. Lincoln Park's market opens Saturday. Many other markets are opening in June; check the city's online schedule for details.

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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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