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Event Wed Aug 19 2009

Pressure Cooker Film Screening

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to watch 25 talented high school seniors compete in the 16th annual Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Chicago Cooking Competition for Scholarships. C-CAP was founded in 1990 and works with public schools across the country to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

A new documentary on the C-CAP program will be screening this weekend in Chicago. Pressure Cooker is an award-winning film that follows three seniors at Philadelphia's Frankford High School who find inspiration and professional skills through C-CAP.

The film screens at the Gene Siskel Film Center starting this weekend:
Friday, August 21, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 22, 3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 25, 6:15 pm.

Chicago representatives of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Nicola Copeland and Anthony McPhee -- along with mentor and instructor Wilma Stephenson, featured in the film, will be present on Friday for audience discussion.

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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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