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Random Mon Jan 19 2009

When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

Gourmet's Ruth Reichl volunteered to be Obama's "kitchen cabinet," monitoring the foods that the First Family will be eating in the White House and emphasizing on seasonal, locally grown and organic items (doesn't she have actual work to do?). Reichl ended up with free-range egg on her face when it was revealed that Cristeta Comerford, who cooked for the George Bushes and will stay on for the Obamas, already was making organic eats for W and Laura, putting an end to Reichl's campaign. We won't be getting daily reports of the meals served in the White House, but for the love of lutefisk: if Obama wants to eat nothing but Dunkin' Stix and strawberry margaritas all day, let him. He's the leader of the free world, not a contestant on the Biggest Loser.

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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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