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Event Tue Mar 10 2009

A Big Slice of Apple Pi

Do you remember celebrating Pi Day in high school? The cornucopia of baked goods, trucked in by your fellow math students, slathered in frosted runes of Greek letters and long chains of numbers. Extra credit for pi haikus, songs, skits, and a big party at 3:14pm. Maybe it was just my high school (we also celebrated Mole Day in the chemistry department). If you feel like you missed out on the adolescent pi-apalooza, the Illinois Science Council, with the help of some local bakeries, has you covered.

Several area bakeries have been strong-armed by the math folks (see how the tables have turned?) into offering some special pi/pie deals this Pi Day, Saturday, March 14. Bennisons Bakery in Evanston is slashing prices on their 4-inch pies to a familiar sounding $3.14. Bleeding Heart will be offering a special themed pie and cupcake, as is their wont for just about any celebrate-able event (or zombie). And Café Selmarie has mini apple streusel pies for $3.14, family-sized pies for $13.14 in a slight breach of pi number etiquette. Feed your inner math geek!

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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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