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Blog Thu Oct 16 2008

Keeping Up With the Vegetarians

I've long been addicted to green gossip blog Ecorazzi. It's like Gawker or Jezebel, but with an agenda beyond snark and with crushes on charities rather than on rock stars. Last week, Ecorazzi launched a weekly roundup of news from vegetarian and vegan blogs (as part of Vegetarian Awareness Month). The first edition, from last week, includes a list of blogs Ecorazzi will pull stories from, and they're not all preachy and sober. Both the GirlieGirlArmy and the Discerning Brute are as interested in fashion as they are in animals. And the Postpunk Kitchen and Vegan Yum Yum are good sources for recipes. (Though, truth be told, I've been disappointed the recipes I've tried from PPK.) This week's update includes a recipe for stuffed shells and news that Disney has removed foie gras from its menus. Stay tuned: It just might be possible to be as green as Kermit without breaking the bank, starving or having to wash with Dr. Bronner's.

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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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