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Ingredient Thu Mar 17 2011

Pork, How I Love Thee

You have one more day to cast your vote for the Baconfest Poetry Competition. I'm torn between the intimacy of "Rendering" ("bacon became Bacon, my mouth gaped adrool- / and still / that sizzle echoes / through time's larders / and the years' open windows...") and "Ruminations on the Smell of Bacon" ("If they could, / those air-freshener guys would / abandon the mamby-pamby / scents of jasmine and lilac, / devise a way to give you the man-happy smell / of black coffee and bacon."). Winner gets admission to the sold-out April 9 event at UIC Forum and a few other porky gifts.

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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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