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Random Thu Jan 06 2011

Oh Adam Riiichmaaan...

BaconExplosionBoard.jpgBeckoning with its greasy, angina-inducing finger to the Man vs. Food host is Paddy Long's Bacon Bomb Challenge, five pounds of ground sausage, pork, and beef, wrapped in brown-sugar bacon, with a big side of fries. Oh, and you have to clear the plate in 45 minutes. It usually serves about 6-8 people, and the description on the website sounds like some kind of perverse M&M: "five pounds of ground beef and pork, the cracked-pepper-bacon center and brown-sugar-bacon weave."

Please, please, if anyone out there wants to attempt this challenge, all I ask is that you let me know. I really just want to watch.

Photo courtesy of Chicago's Best.

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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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