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Event Thu Oct 30 2008

The *Real* Spooky Foods of Halloween

The Trib reports on the produce that gives the shopper reason to run back to the familiar safety of old standbys like bananas and celery--such as cactus-like nopales and horned melon. For me, the real frightfest is determining the level of decomposition that produce that I've hidden away in my fridge has attained, and, um, whether it's still edible. I'm not above cutting off moldy or other "iffy" spots on perishables before scarfing them down, and I think we've all eaten leftovers that we forgot to throw in the fridge immediately when we got back from the restaurant.

Uh, right?

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Andrew / October 30, 2008 11:59 AM

I'm definitely guilty of eating leftovers that have been left out. Particularly pizza -- for some reason I don't mind that at all.

Gemma / October 30, 2008 12:03 PM

Me too. I hate wasting food. But, it should be noted that I generally keep the experiments to myself -- just in case any of my dining companions are reading this.

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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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