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News Tue Jun 10 2008

Where's the Microwave Pavilion for Heating Up Lean Cuisines?

The city wants each food vendor at this year's Taste of Chicago to offer a "healthy" menu item, and so far the qualifying entries are pretty questionable: Billy Goat's potato chips (for being healthier than fries), sugar-free and reduced fat Eli's Cheesecake, and Indian samosas, as they're made from peas and potato...which have been covered in dough and fried. No mention of whether ketchup will be classified as a vegetable.

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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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