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News Thu May 14 2009

Eat Your Veggies

Every restaurant in the Belgium city of Ghent must now offer at least one vegetarian meal on Thursdays. Lisa Mullins of PRI's The World checks in with the chef (via Chicago Public Radio) at one top restaurant, who tells us about the great success he found serving a tofu product that "seems a little bit like meat." The BBC brings us the deputy mayor, not a vegetarian himself, who explains why the city is promoting eating less meat (play audio).

In Chicago, vegan and vegetarian options are quite prevalent if you're a bit flexible, but VegIllinois makes it easy with their list of Chicago's vegetarian and vegan stand out restaurants.

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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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