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Event Mon Nov 17 2008

Running Raw

Tim Van Orden, a marathon runner and athlete who maintains a raw, vegan diet has been in Chicago for the past few days, starting with a run up the stairs of the Sears Tower on the 9th. He's been speaking about the benefits of a raw diet and his Running Raw Project, and sharing ideas for Thanksgiving with Chicago's raw-food community. Tomorrow night is Van Orden's last appearance in town. He'll be at Karyn's Fresh Corner at (1901 North Halsted St., 312-255-1590). If he inspires you to become an elite athlete with a raw diet, and you happen to have enough money for the plane fare, you can start training for the next Raw Olympics.

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Penni / November 17, 2008 4:47 PM

I had the opportunity to hear a recent lecture by Tim on his tour stop in Tulsa, OK. He was passionate, inspirational and totally motivational to the standing room only crowd in attendance. Although I probably won't become a marathon runner or extreme athlete, since his visit, I've fine tuned my diet and have never felt better!

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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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