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Ingredient Wed Jan 21 2009

Depressing Soup

As the current economy is reaching Great Depression-esqe limitations, the S-T reviewed the measures that people took back then to survive, among them making soup from weeds such as dandelions and milkweed , and of course soup made of diluted ketchup (hey, at least it's still a vegetable).

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art / January 21, 2009 12:11 PM

Great article!

I don't know about the ketchup soup but rediscovering some of these "survival" foods from the depression era is pretty exciting. We shouldn't be surprised when we start seeing local weeds on restaurant menus this spring.

Lee / January 26, 2009 8:30 PM

Dandelion greens are actually quite delicious and remind me of arugula. Don't know if I'd consider them "survival" food. They're particularly good with a little bacon fat drizzled over them and served with eggs and bacon.

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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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