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Book Mon Dec 14 2009

Even More for Cupcake Lovers

It's a banner day for those of you who love cupcakes--Tammy Green of Chicago Bites released an e-book today that gives you the inside scoop on Chicago's best cupcake places. Called Chicago Cupcake Crawl, it's the result of some in-depth study that Green undertook, sampling cupcakes and talking to bakers from over 30 locations around the city.

The e-book contains all you'll need to create your own cupcake tour, including maps and transportation suggestions. The $9.95 price tag includes several pre-mapped routes based on different themes, a year's worth of updates, plus coupons sent to you throughout the year. Its accompanying website is also chock-full of interactive fun, allowing you to rate the cupcakes you've sampled and read what other cupcake lovers think of the various cupcake hotspots in Chicago.

Having participated in Chicago Bites Cupcake Crawl that took place about three years ago, I'm betting that this e-book will be the ultimate guide when it comes to creating the path to a sugar high. I think I consumed a good seven or eight cupcakes in that one day and had a blast doing it. Having the scoop on more bakeries will make the quest for the perfect cupcake even more fun.

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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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