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Event Sat Oct 02 2010

Hunt for Hen of the Woods with Pierogi Goddess

Iliana Regan, aka the Pierogi Goddess, is adding a new line to her ever-evolving food business, One Sister Inc.: mushroom expeditions.

On Oct. 16, Regan will take a bus full of guests to her secret mushroom treasure troves to forage for hen of the woods, a type of mushroom available in the fall. Guests will have breakfast at Regan's home in Andersonville, then board the bus to travel to her first hidden location. After a morning of foraging, she'll serve lunch in a garden to fortify everyone for the afternoon hunt, which promises to be fruitful: Last year, she found a 15-pound hen of the woods mushroom in the same spot.

Check out the menu for the day at One Sister's web site. The entire day's adventure costs $100, and the time to register is now. To do so, e-mail Regan at

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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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