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Random Wed Oct 07 2009

No Flaming Hots Week!

GB contributor Shaz Rasul came across this bulletin board in a CPS elementary school, challenging students to take a week off of eating "Flaming Hot" Cheetos and other snack foods. Shaz says on his blog,

For those of you not hip to the urban elementary school youngsters' taste in chips, let me say that the flaming hots (preferably in their ubiquitous cheeto form, but also popular their frito incarnation) are the top of the charts.

As one student remarked recently, "the flaming hots, they get in your MIND".

Flaming Hot Cheetos are such a hit with kids that some schools have even banned them permanently -- though with limited efficacy, since kids can get them as soon as they leave school. They're considered disruptive in the classroom because the kids seem to get an endorphin buzz from the super hot snack, making them even more difficult than usual to control.

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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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