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Ingredient Tue Dec 01 2009

Food Depository's Wish List and a Bus of Pizza

I now pass one every day at work--a donation box for canned foods that will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Most likely, your office, favorite charity or grocery store will also be asking for food donations to help the needy in our area. If you've ransacked your pantry and are not sure if anyone wants a can of sardines and a package of taco shells, here's what the Food Depository lists as its most critically needed staples this season:

  • Beans
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Chili
  • Pasta
  • Soup
  • Tuna

In related news, Little Caesar's will be rolling its Love Kitchen into town today for a four-day tour of several shelters and soup kitchens, where they will give out a little of the cheese-topped flavor out to those who need it most.

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MrBrownThumb / December 1, 2009 11:58 AM

Thanks for the list from the GCFD.

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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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