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Event Wed Sep 15 2010

Free Dessert Day from Top Chef is Here!

As we reported last week, today, restaurants are giving away free desserts from 1-3pm or for every two diners at your table, in honor of the latest addition to the Top Chef family, Just Desserts. You can find the participating restaurants by checking out Open Table, or go to their Facebook page and click around on the interactive map. Either way - find a free dessert and check out Top Chef Just Desserts after the season finale of Top Chef tonight. Oh, and you should probably root for Malika Ameen as she is representing Chicago!

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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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