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Event Fri Dec 03 2010

Alpana + Cheese + Charity = Awesome

Ah, the ever-growing holiday to-do list: Take a crash course in wine, beer and cheese pairing from Chicago's beloved Master Sommelier. Taste artisanal cheese, chocolate and charcuterie items, and meet the people who made them. Sample over 40 different wines, beers and spirits from 12 vendors. Eat a bunch of appetizers. Get discounts on your holiday shopping. Raise money for Aspire of Illinois, a nonprofit that provides services for people with developmental disabilities.

Now do all of these things at once by attending the Taste of Marion Street Cheese Market on Tuesday, December 14 from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $25 -- 10%of which goes directly to Aspire -- and include a commemorative tasting glass. For tickets, call (708) 725-7200.

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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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