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News Thu Nov 13 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

The Local Tourist and Tweating Out have launched Chef's Table: Chicago, a new dining series where foodies can interact with some of the city's leading chefs without paying an arm and a leg. First up is Powerhouse, and there were two seats left at press time. Get'em quick!

• Time Out Chicago put together a roundtable to discuss the interaction of chefs, critics and bloggers; the full transcript is now online.

• Meanwhile, the Reader finds out where chefs eat on their days off, as well as picks 2008's best new restaurants and CSAs that operate over winter.

• Mike Sula also reports on the culmination of its Whole Hog Project, about which Sky Full of Bacon is creating a documentary.

• And Mike Nagrant weighs in on where Obama eats on his days off over on Hungry Mag.

• The Sun-Times finds out what's cooking with Top Chef Stephanie Izard's planned restaurant.

• The chef at Italian Fiesta Pizzeria, Obama's favorite pizzeria, is being flown to DC to make pies for the inauguration. [via]

• Chicago Mag's Dish talks with Jerry Suqi about his new restaurant, Chickpea, where his mom is the chef.

MenuPages Blog notes that Chef Philip Foss's latest blog post is a bit steamy. (It is about mussels, after all).

Monica Eng talks with Chef Dean Zanella about moving on from 312 Chicago.

Chicagoist notes that Trader Vic's is almost back.

Pizza D.O.C. needs to cook their crusts longer.

Tweating Out thinks Huaraches Dona Chio is the bomb.

• Here are The Stew's and Time Out's "Top Chef" recaps, in case ours wasn't enough for you. Here's Hungry Mag's quickie version.

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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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