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News Wed Oct 07 2009

Best Campus Food

Two Chicago area colleges are in the Daily Beast's list of of the best campus food. Wheaton College's cafeteria, which under Klaus Mandl, an Austrian chef who preferred to call the dining hall an "in-house restaurant," was rated best in the nation by the Princeton Review. Mandl has moved on, but the cafeteria still buys local and turns out dishes like pork loin with dulce picanta salsa and wheatberry pilaf. Illinois Institute of Technology also made the list, partly for the Rem Koolhaas-designed campus center and partly for the dining options, which include a trayless cafeteria, a food court and a sit-down restaurant offering an inside out BLT or a chicken breast grilled with cilantro and tequila.

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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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