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Blog Fri Feb 13 2009

The Local Beet Drops the Beta

localbeetlogo.gifThe Local Beet, a website "dedicated to a
practical approach to eating locally-produced, sustainable and organic foods," made itself official today after a few months of soft launch. The site is an invaluable resource for local locavores -- and for those just trying to eat healthier.

"I'm really passionate about this project, and it's evolving all the time," says Local Beet Editor Michael Morowitz, a cofounder of LTHForum and fomer blogger at EatChicago. "I also really think we represent a fast-growing part of Chicago that cares more about where their food comes from. Non-foodies that I know are starting to use the fact that they avoid big supermarkets as a badge of honor."

The Local Beet already has an excellent roster of writers, and plans for 2009 include the launch of a section dedicated to food policy issues, "Our goal is to connect people who care about the source of their food directly with the people who are working for change in our local and national food policy," says Morowitz.

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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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