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Ingredient Sun Nov 02 2008

Bird Is the Word

If bird is the word for your Thanksgiving table, Slow Food Chicago has a list of local farmers who raise turkeys sustainably (either organic or pastuer-raised). Some farms have already sold out, but heritage birds like Bourbon Reds are still available from others. If you want to secure a bird, though, you might want to hurry--last year, we tried to get a bird too late in the season (maybe a week or so before Thanksgiving), and didn't have any luck.

If bird is not the word for you, the list includes farmers with other meats--like ham, lamb, ribs and goat.

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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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