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News Wed Aug 13 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

Green City Market founder and Tribune columnist Abby Mandel passed away this morning after a battle with cancer. She will be missed.

• Further Bourdain news: The Stew's Chris Borrelli sat down with Tony -- and Mancow Muller!? How does that man stay relevant? -- at Silver Palm to get more info on the "No Reservations" Chicago shoot.

• Slice checks out Caffe Florian and Spacca Napoli (the latter on my recommendation -- wish it lived up to it).

• Decider lists a few places for thin crust.

Gelf Magazine ponders culinary copyright and recipe plagiarism, citing Homaro Cantu, Alinea and quoting Phi Vettel.

• Mike Nagrant goes behind the scenes at a taping of "Simply Ming" for the Sun-Times.

• I had high hopes for some good Cajun at YATS, but maybe I should hold off till my next trip to NOLA.

Details lists some of the country's best street food, including three in Chicago.

• Slow Food Chicago folks met last night to prepare for a trip to Terra Madre in Italy.

• At Hungry Mag, Boston food in Chicago.

• Now is as good a time as ever to remind you to clean out your freezer.

• Misty Tosh checks out the new Afghan Kabob and finds it worthy.

• Chicagoist notes the naming of Jerome Landrieu as head of the new Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy, which opens next month.

• The Stew thinks we should be concerned that Charlie Trotter is eating at Schwa again on Friday. Considering what happened last time, maybe they're right.

Two Bites in Suburbia is celebrating a week of eating competitions and challenges.

More good news about Mado.

• Sky Full of Bacon is on the hunt for 50 new (to him) restaurants, and starts with Frank's Karma Cafe in Wauconda.

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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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