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Random Tue Oct 28 2008

Cook Up a Last Minute Halloween Costume

Still trying to figure out what costume you'll wear this Friday? One simple idea is to dress up as a chef or baker. Simply tie on an apron, grab a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon, and you're off to the races. If you want to get fancier, the possibilities are endless. Wear shorts under your apron and don a pair of orange Crocs and a red wig (with ponytail) to disguise yourself as Mario Batali. Curl your hair and slip on a chef's jacket with the Top Chef logo embroidered on it to become Chicago's own Stephanie Izard. Restaurant supply stores often carry chef's clothing - black and white checked pants, toques and baker's caps - which can help you really pull off the look.

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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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