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News Wed Jan 13 2010

Your Kitchen's Got Talent?

If you're the type of person who spends hours online reading recipes and then partial hours sniffing produce in Whole Foods before coming home to create complicated, multicourse meals; and you're also the type of person who wouldn't mind a little friendly "encouragement" from Gordon Ramsay (on national TV), then clear your weekend schedule. Ramsay and Fox are searching for amateur chefs, passionate foodies and accomplished dinner party hosts or hostesses for a U.S. version of Ramsay's cooking-competition "MasterChef." And they're bringing their search to Chicago: On Sunday from 11am to 4pm at Sur La Table in Naperville, casting directors will interview hopeful amateur chefs, who must bring a photo of themselves, a dish (which they'll have five minutes to "plate") and a photo of the dish. Applications and information about casting are available here.

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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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