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Event Mon Jan 03 2011

It's Raining Soup

chili.jpgThe third season of Soup and Bread, the wintertime weekly soup eating party at the Hideout, starts this Wednesday (5:30-7:30pm, 1354 West Wabansia) with an all-star lineup of food and and foodertainment: soup from six chefs (among them are from Swim Cafe, Bigbite Catering and Celestial Kitchens), pie from my beloved Hoosier Mama, and music from the finest DJ in all of Chicago, Mary Nisi of Toast and Jam (I'm biased because we have the same parents and she has keys to my house!). This week's proceeds benefit the Casa Catalina Basic Human Needs Center. If you can't make it, fear not; the series runs through April 13.

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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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