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Event Sun Nov 28 2010

Cookies Make Pretty Much Everything Better

Everyone likes care packages full of cookies -- especially soldiers who won't make it home for the holidays. "Baking for the Troops," sponsored by Kenmore Live Studio, will send up to 250,000 cookies to deployed troops this holiday season.

Food Network personality Sunny Anderson -- who grew up as an Army brat and served in the Air Force for four years -- is the head chef of the program, which kicks off in Chicago on Thursday, December 2. Visit the Kenmore Live Studio kitchen, 678 N. Wells, between 12 and 6 p.m. to sample cookies, decorate holiday ornaments, and write personalized thank-you messages to overseas troops. (Anderson will only be at the kitchen from 12 to 1 p.m., so if you want to meet her, be prompt.)

If you can't make it to the kickoff event, check out Kenmore's Facebook page any time in December. You can ask the company to bake and ship a dozen cookies on your behalf. Once Kenmore has sent a quarter-million cookies, they'll donate $50,000 to Heroes at Home, an organization that provides support for military families stateside.

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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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