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Event Mon Jun 16 2008

Keep it Like a Secret: the MCA Farmers' Market

I get giddy for Tuesday nowadays, as it's the day of what I think is the best farmers' market in the city at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which runs from 9am-5pm and features a nice subset of what you'd find at bigger markets: flowers, vegetables, cheese, baked goods, a nice selection of potted herbs, and locally made honey. And because the MCA has free admission on Tuesday, you can swing in, take a look around the galleries (don't miss the Jeff Koons exhibit, which closes September 21), and then go get your shop on. It works for me.

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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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