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Event Thu Nov 12 2009

Blue Sky Pie

bakerylogo.pngAre you looking for a great bakery for your holiday pies? Do you want to sample the goods before you commit? Want to support a great organization for Chicago's homeless and at-risk youth. Well you are in lucky. Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe is hosting a pie tasting on November 21st and 22nd from 10AM-3PM. $5 gets you a sample of pumpkin, apple and chocolate pecan pie with plenty of hot coffee, cider or tea to wash it down with. Orders for whole pies may be placed with 48 hours notice by calling the bakery at (773) 478-2233 or by e-mailing Prices range from $14 (pumpkin) to $20 (apple or chocolate pecan). A pumpkin cheesecake pie with gingersnap crust is also available for $24. Click through to learn more about Blue Sky Inn.

Blue Sky Inn is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established to provide educational, cultural and recreational activities to at-risk youth in Chicago. The youth in its programs are between the ages of 14-24. They have been affected by substance abuse, poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, mental health conditions, unstable housing, and economic and social injustice. Its work is mainly carried out via our two programs: eXpressions, which provides arts programming in several homeless shelters around the city, and The Blue Sky Employment Program, a job-training program whereby youth learn baking, customer service and restaurant management skills via its catering service and its retail space Blue Sky Bakery & Café, 4749 N. Albany Ave.

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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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