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Event Wed Sep 22 2010

I Scream for Free Ice Cream

Squeeze another item onto your calendar, and put on the elastic-waist pants: yet another delicious and cheap food-related event on Saturday, Sept. 25: free Capannari's ice cream at the Chicago French Market. Ambassadors from the Cooking Channel's new ice cream truck will be giving away free scoops of the Mount Prospect company's ice cream, along with Cooking Channel apparel, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flavors include 10-Year Aged Madagascar Vanilla, Chocolate Mint Mousse, Black Forest Licorice, and -- if you're lucky -- the Chocolate-Hazelnut Ganache that earned kudos from Bon Appetit.

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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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