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Event Tue Jan 27 2009

Who Will Be MACdaddy?

If you're a mac-n-cheese enthusiast, or perhaps, a mac-n-cheese expert, ready to take on the mac-making skills of local chefs such as Chris Pandel (from the Bristol), Stephanie Izard (Top Chef winner) or Giuseppe Tentori (from Boka), then mark your calendars for Thursday, Feb. 19th. The Organic School Project will christen one professional or amateur chef MACdaddy at their 2009 SMACKDOWN, a macaroni and cheese showdown at Goose Island in Lakeview. Homecooks and chefs will go head to head, in a chance for the MACdaddy title and for the glory of having his or her mac-n-cheese served up at schools offering an OSP lunch. Guests will get the chance to sample all of the gooey creations, and to sip a special MACtini cocktail created for the event by Adam Segar from Nacional 27. For information, visit the SMACKDOWN's web site.

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Katie / January 28, 2009 1:11 PM

Can't wait for this! What better than hot and cheesy on a cold Chicago night!

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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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