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Ingredient Mon Nov 10 2008

Nacho Typical School Cafeteria Food

As much as I loved the eats in my childhood cafeteria--and I truly did, as the Macho Nachos and Beef Cutlet with Whipped Potatoes tasted much, much better than the barely edible egg salad sandwich (with real lettuce leaves! Eck!) and package of Sugar Babies candy that my dad seemed to think was a passable, regular sack lunch--the era of serving processed convenience foods in schools is taking its last breaths to make way for more natural and organic foods, as evidenced by the Trib's coverage of an elementary school in Oak Park. Students rave over quinoa and honeydew, and the school has planted an onsite organic vegetable garden. If I had been exposed to foods like these earlier in my life, I may not have eaten cookie dough for dinner tonight, but in all honesty, I knew that a side salad would have been appropriate. Small steps.

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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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