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News Wed Jan 14 2009

Mmm, Midweek Links

After a long holiday hiatus, Midweek Links is back for your linky enjoyment.

• Hungry Mag profiles "the professor of pork" Smoque's Barry Sorkin, and expounds on the history of peas.

Mike Sula loves Trader Vic's peanut butter sauce.

Chicago Bites tries Dixie Kitchen in advance of the Obama episode of "Check Please!" airing this Friday.

Obama won't be hiring any Chicago celebrity chefs for the White House; he's holding onto the current one, Cristeta Comerford.

• Time Out examines an enclave of Middle Eastern restaurants in Bridgeview.

Chicago Burger Project checks out Tavish's mini burgers.

Daniel Zemans reviews Apart Pizza for Slice.

Chicago Foodies come across classic American Chinese at Kow Kow in Lincolnwood, while Sky Full of Bacon finds mediocre Indian on Devon.

Get married at Hub 51? Sure, why not.

• Chicago MenuPages has been tracking news about "Alinea 2.0," a "small bite, multi-use" restaurant in development by Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas and ex-Powerhouse chef (and former Achatz colleague at Trio) John Peters.

• Speaking of Alinea, Alinea at Home has found the easiest recipe in the Alinea Cookbook -- provided you can procure some dry ice.

• Former Uncommon Ground sous chef Hugh Amano is writing a blog about being an unemployed chef.

• Oh man, Nutella hot chocolate sounds mighty good right now. I'll take mine with an orange croissant, please.

 
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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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