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Restaurant Thu Apr 16 2009

Alinea's Kitchen Could Feel Like Home

As the folks at Menu Pages say. Holy. Effing. Shit.

Writer's Theater sent board members and volunteers out to collect some amazing auction prizes. Trips, tickets, dinner at Alinea, etc. Sounds fantastic, and typical. Well, one of their board members is married to managing partner Nick Kokonas from Alinea. So, the world-renowned, award-winning restaraunt is auctioning off: "A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cook and host your own dinner party for six in the world-class, state-of-the-art kitchen at Alinea." Hence the Holy. Effing. Shit.

I dig a little dinner party action, no matter which side of the table I'm on. But the idea of going to Alinea having a day to prep, and then spending evening time with Nick and a chef who will help you cook and serve sounds like a culinary dream come true. And if being able to call Alinea your home kitchen for a night wasn't enough, you can also purchase wine from their cellar at a discount for the evening.

I know that my budget won't permit me to come close to winning, but if one of you win and you end up looking for a sixth person to round out the evening, I'd totally come and watch you cook.

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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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