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Ingredient Mon Feb 16 2009

Bar Cookies

Baking hint: if a recipe calls for the juice of a real lemon, don't do what I did and reach for a *bottle* of ReaLemon. I've been laboring over a recipe for Lemon Ricotta Cookies and came to a panic moment when I ran out of lemons for a glaze to cover to cakelike cookies, and turned to a large bottle of the fake stuff. The cookies now taste like they were made in a tavern alongside a vodka gimlet, with a deeply chemical, alcohol/lemon twang to them. Nice work, kid.

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Blah / February 16, 2009 5:08 PM

Slow, day, eh?

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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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