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Event Tue Sep 23 2008

Going Whole Hog

If you've been following The Food Chain's "whole hog project" for the past year and a half, you've probably fantasized about joining Mike Sula et al for the final chapter, a mulefoot feast. And if you can afford it, your fantasy can come true.


On Sunday, Oct. 19, Blackbird will be the setting for a six-course, snout-to-tail dinner prepared by chefs Paul Kahan of Blackbird, Paul Virant of Vie, Jason Hammel and Amalea Tshilds of Lula, Mike Sheerin of Blackbird, Justin Large of Avec and Brian Huston of the still-not-open Publican. It's $125 per person, but when will you have the opportunity to sample heirloom pork prepared by this many top Chicago chefs all in one place? Plus, the proceeds benefit Slow Food Chicago, so you're practically doing a good deed by having a great meal.

Full details here; make your reservations directly with Blackbird at 312-715-0708.

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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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