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Event Thu Oct 21 2010

State of the Plate

Daily, subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics and hormones. Mutilation. Overcrowded, filthy living conditions. Poorly handled waste. Potentially lethal food. No, it's not a prison or work camp. It's the modern meat industry.

On November 17, the Green Chicago Restaurant Co-Op hosts State of the Plate 2010, a one-day seminar on sustainable meat production in the Midwest that aims to encompass the entire production chain, from producers to distributors to consumers. Featured guests will include Paul Willis of Niman Ranch; Robert Kenner, the director of Food, Inc.; and Fedele Bauccio, the CEO of Bon Appetit Management Company.

The daylong seminar will include keynote speeches by Kenner and Bauccio, roundtable discussions, Q&As, a screening of Food Inc., and -- most enticingly -- a tasting of local and sustainable meats. Several producers will be in attendance to sample their wares, including Dietzler Farms, American Grassfed, Creekstone, Black Earth Meats and Organic Prairie. Tickets are $50, and include breakfast, a boxed lunch, and the afternoon tasting, as well as access to all events, discussions, panels and screenings.

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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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