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News Thu Jul 09 2009

Kiss My Fat Ass

One in four Illinois adults are obese--a reported record, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measured that 26.4% of Illinoisans were "good eaters" (aka a BMI of 30 or greater). In 1985, less than 10% of the state's adults were obese. Before we all freak out over the demise of our starch-addicted, sugar-addled society, let's step back and realize that statistics are just descriptive numbers, and that we've got other business to mind. Did you forget that we have cheeseburger war to attend to?

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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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