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Dessert Mon Dec 20 2010

Sugar Solves the Short Week for the Short-Fused

pantera.jpgIf you're facing down a two, three or even four (gah!)-day week before the long weekend of eating, you might think the instinct is to cut down the sugar, butter and flour before the main event. In my opinion, the buildup to any holiday is far better than the holiday itself. Make it work. I'm a fan of buying something good and simple that is made by the hands of other people. It doesn't have to be expensive (seeing as you're probably flat-ass broke this week); Panera (picture above) has a nice little selection of goodies; but if you're really intent on making something fast and cheap from what you've already got around the kitchen, I recommend quickbreads. Two personal favorites of mine is a carrot/banana bread that is easy and delicious (shouldn't I be using carrots for more noble means? Hell no) and a chocolate chip/banana bread that also rocks my palate. If you're going to spend the week looking at the empty desks of your coworkers and playing Angry Birds, you may as well treat yourself to some snacks as well.

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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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