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Monday, February 6

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Event Fri Nov 21 2008

Getting Back to the Farm

Even though leaving your house might seem insane in the cold weather we're enduring, you may want to get your three layers on and head to the Family Farmed Expo at the Chicago Cultural Center, which runs today through Sunday. Cooking demonstrations from heavyweights Rick Bayless (Frontera/Topolobampo), Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Publican) and Gale Gand (Tru) are on the bill, along with lectures on sustainable eating, low-carbon diets, and farming. Vendors such as Chicago Honey Co-op and Growing Home will be selling their wares. The event kicks off tonight with Localicious!, a wine and cheese soiree featuring locally produced foods. Ticket packages $15-60.

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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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