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Event Tue Sep 02 2008

Greater Chicago Food Depository Raising Hunger Awareness in September

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is doing a lot of work to raise hunger awareness. When you buy groceries at Jewel this month, you'll be prompted at checkout to donate money to the Depository, whose website has some very eye-opening statistics about hunger in Cook County. On the bill for the week of September 22 is the $25 Challenge, which asks those who are not on food stamps to experience what it is like for one week to live on the $25 weekly allotment that those on food stamps receive.

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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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