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Event Wed May 27 2009

Sushi Making for the Whole Family

The Shedd Aquarium has been urging area diners to consider sustainability when choosing their sushi or fish dinners. The aquarium maintains lists of good seafood bets, and has a printable card available on its web site. This weekend the aquarium, along with Purple Asparagus, is taking it a step further with a sustainable-sushi making class for adults and children. Sunday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm in the Lobster Lab, families can prepare rolls using sustainable fish and talk with aquarium experts about the ways different fish are caught or farmed. The class is $20 for adults and $5 per child. For reservations contact Melissa Graham at Purple Asparagus (773-991-1920 or

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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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