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Blog Tue Jun 24 2008

Cantaloupe and Avocado Sorbet

I don't think it's often that the owner of a small ice cream company drops off a tub of sorbet at my apartment for a friend of hers, my roommate. Ruth & Phils Gourmet Ice Cream is one of the three companies that makes up one retail space - Sweet Collective. I pulled a container of their cantaloupe avocado cilantro sorbet from my freezer and didn't want to stop tasting spoonfuls. The soft and gentle flavor of cantaloupe led right into a creamy but covert avocado taste, with bits of cilantro adding style and color. If all of their sorbet offerings are this tasty, I could see dreaming of regular deliveries, especially in the summer.

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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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