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Event Fri Feb 12 2010

Valentine's Day Alternative!

Tired of garish pink hearts, half-withered red roses and chubby cherubs with odd smiles? Yes, I'm talking about Valentine's Day. You can't win--if you lack a mate, you are bound to feel lonelier (and you just survived Christmas!), and if you do have a mate, you end up being accused of either high degree of predictability (candle-lit dinners, boxed chocolates, the said roses) or offending noncompliance with the expectations.

Thankfully, this year, it's not just Valentine's Day that falls on the 14th. It's also the Lunar New Year. Why not ditch the V-Day? Head out to Chinatown, watch the lions dance, get your ear drums blown out by hundreds of firecrackers, and of course, have some tasty dim sum? While you are at it, don't forget to pick up some fa gao (steamed cake that brings prosperity) or nian gao (steamed sweet rice cake traditionally eaten on New Year's Day) from one of the many bakeries there.

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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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