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Event Wed Dec 09 2009

Mado Restaurant Announces 2010 Pig Butchering and Charcuterie Classes

madocharcuteriemed.jpgChefs Rob and Allie Leavitt of Mado Restaurant announced today a series of butchering and charcuterie classes for January. After quickly selling out three pig butchering demonstrations in November and early December, the new pigcentric series includes sessions on creating pat├ęs and terrines (January 17), fresh sausages (January 24) and testa (or preparations of pig's head; January 31). The series kicks off with a pig butchering demonstration on January 10. All classes take place on Sundays from noon to 2:00pm. Cost is $50 per person per class to participate, and class size is limited to 12 people. Email or call the restaurant at 773-342-2340 to sign up. Mado is located at 1647 N. Milwaukee 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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