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News Wed Oct 29 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

Alinea at Home has launched. Follow along as Carol Blymire tries to make every recipe in the Alinea cookbook.

• If you aren't reading the squirrel's blog, written by an anonymous Chicago server, you should be.

• Time Out has some tips on communal table etiquette, and wants you to date a chef or bartender -- including Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard.

• The Reader's Kate Schmidt is on the bacon beat. (Isn't everyone tired of bacon at this point? I guess not. But maybe soon...)

Deleece Grill Pub (does that name strike anyone else as a little weird? Grill Pub?

C.R.E.A.M. (Cake Rules Everything Around Me).

• On Hungry Mag, Cynthia Clampitt tells the history of aspic (yum!) while Matt Kirouac tries Michigan mead and goes beyond ramen for downtown college students.

Mmm, uni.

Mmm, root beer.

Mmm, gelato.

• MenuPages rounds up the preview coverage of Eve. They missed Chicagoist.

Chicago Bites peeks in at Red Light.

Sky Full of Bacon checks out Amira's Trio.

Soul's pastry chef is headed to one sixtyblue.

Compost is good.

• Thinking of cooking a free-range turkey for Thanksgiving? ChicagoCooks has a guide to local producers for turkeys, hams and other meats.

• Apparently Delisi's latest owners have restored the original pizza recipe. Good news.

• 312 Dining Diva rounds up your Election Day specials.

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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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