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Skyrockets in Flight, Turkish Delights

The Chicago Turkish Festival runs Wednesday through Saturday at Daley Plaza; I am particularly excited for the Turkish eats and drinks (as well as Turkish coffee, which will have to go on ice if this weather sticks around). If kebabs, figs, and hard-nosed coffee aren't your thing, at least make a trip for the orchid-flavored goat's milk ice cream (Dondurma) from the Kahraman Maras province of southern Turkey--the festival expects to sell 1,000 gallons of it at this year's event. And of course, take in the Whirling Dervishes. Ah! Admission is free, and the festival runs 10am-6pm.

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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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