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Openings Wed Jan 06 2010

Soup and Bread Returns Tonight

Look outside: the weather sucks, so the Soup and Bread series has returned to the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) to warm you up and get some soup in your craw, all in the spirit of charity. From 5:30-8pm each Wednesday this winter (starting tonight!), volunteer local chefs and foodies will prepare a selection of soups for your casual slurping from the bar's crock pots. Donations collected at the bar will be given to a selected food pantry or soup kitchen this season: tonight's recipient is the food pantry at Logan Square's Saint John Berchmans Catholic Church. And while you're there, pick up a copy of the Soup and Bread cookbook, which features recipes from last year's chefs.

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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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