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Contest Mon Mar 07 2011

Baconfest Selects Its Six Amateur Finalists

With 227 votes, Irene Rivera's Date and Bacon Jam Thumbprint Cookies was the most voted for recipe in Nueske's Amateur Cookoff. For anyone who's counting, that's about as many votes as former crack addict Patricia Van Pelt Watkins received in the recent mayoral election. Irene and five other finalists will compete at Chicago's Baconfest 2011. Also vying for the top prize is Monica Sehgal Sharma's intriguing sounding Tandoori Bacon Nachos and Elizabeth Schuler's back-to-basics Bacon Country Meatloaf. You can peruse the recipes of all six finalists -- as well as the recipes of the contestants who weren't selected -- here. There's no point in beating around the bush, however. Some of the non-winners look... kind of gross. We're looking at you Bacon-Weaved Bacon Log. [Baconfest]

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arun salwan / March 9, 2011 3:43 PM

Tandoori Bacon Nachos! R u kidding me? Good stuff

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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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