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Event Wed Feb 04 2009

Cheese + Beer = Good

Pairing cheese with wine is pretty common, but did you know that beer also makes a wonderful accompaniment to cheese? Marion Street Cheese Market (100 S. Marion, Oak Park) aims to take the mystery out of pairing the two with a class on Monday February 16 at 7 PM.

At the event, Dave Phillips, a board member of the Chicago Beer Society and former Chief Editor of Dairy Foods magazine, will match six cheeses and beers and discuss the finer points of each. You'll learn about both beer and cheese and also how to best match them. The beer list will include offerings from Jolly Pumpkin, Sierra Nevada and Lost Abbey, and the cheese menu will feature selections from Jasper Hill Farm and Cowgirl Creamery.

Although Marion Street Cheese Market is in Oak Park, it's stumbling distance from the Harlem Stop on the Green Line, which means you've got a designated driver. Tickets cost $30. For more information and registration, call 708-725-7200.

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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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