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Chicago Gourmet Sun Sep 28 2008

Overheard at Chicago Gourmet, Day One

dtchicagogourmet.jpg"I heard they ran out, so I brought my own plate. I'm f*cking prepared." -- Woman in line at Fox & Obel booth

"That girl was here at 11am sharp and was already kind of tipsy. And now she's falling down."
"Oh, I saw her earlier too. She told me how much she prefers New York to Chicago."
"Do you know her?"
"No." -- Exchange at the Foss Marai prosecco booth

"Well, my husband's kind of doughy, and they're a doughy couple, and that's just a lot of dough." -- Woman near the Bin 36 cheese and wine booth

"Tell me this one. Is this your sake?" -- Man at the SakeOne booth, immediately before dunking his entire glass into the spittoon

"I wish I had a purse." -- Man near entrance

"People are always asking me what wine goes best with Indian foods, and I'm like, why do you have to ask me that? What?" -- Alpana Singh

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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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