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Random Thu Apr 01 2010

Kombucha Party Plans Chicago Confab

Following a spate of denigrating articles in national publications, a group of food-policy advocates, chefs and urban foragers are gathering in Chicago at the end of the month as The Kombucha Party. The name, taken from the fermented and functional tea, is a playful nod at the burgeoning Tea Party, named after a nonfunctional beverage produced in factories (and an ocean-polluting historic event). Kombucha Party spokesman, a local urban farmer known as Mr. McGregor, says they're fed up with big-government food policies and the mainstream media's bashing of schoolyard farms, canning and other practices meant to conserve resources and improve public health. Mr. McGregor is hoping to lure Alice Waters and Michael Pollen to the meeting, but says whether or not they show up, attendees can definitely count on his famous, slow-food rabbit pie. More information about the meeting can be found here.

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alyce / April 1, 2010 3:32 PM

there's a kombucha party - a green-oriented, tongue-in-cheek philosophical/political party based on this healing fermented beverage - up and running on facebook! please come take a look!

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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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