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Random Wed Apr 22 2009

Let's Celebrate Earth Day with a Giveaway!

Today's not just a day to reuse, reduce, and recycle--it's a day to think about the earth and how you can make it a better place. One way would be to start a home edible garden, right? But a lot of us don't know where to start--what to buy, what grows best, etc.--so to boost your interest, we're giving away TWO sets of garden kick-start supplies (a planter, dirt, trowel, a $10 gift card to purchase seeds and a list of "edible garden essentials") that have been generously offered by the GroGood project, a collaboration between Scotts, Plant a Row for the Hungry and Feeding America.

But here's the catch: when your garden turns into a bountiful mess of edible goodness, you need to donate a portion of the produce to the hungry, whether it be a food bank, a local soup kitchen or shelter. Let's do some good for the planet and its citizens by making everyone's stomachs a little fuller. Even if you don't win our contest, please consider joining in and donating your homegrown eats to local charities.

You have until midnight tonight to enter: send an email to We will randomly select two winners and mail their kits. Also, we will be checking in on the winners' progress once their respective gardens begin and posting their progress here at Drive-Thru. Kick ass!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jennifer and Erin!

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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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