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Event Thu Mar 24 2011

Get Ready For the Fest

If you're going to Baconfest or even if you're not, Bacon Noir, a short film produced by Chicago Reader and directed by Ky Dickens will whet your pork appetite. The film stars chefs Stephanie Izard, Rick Gresh, Patrick Sheerin, and Chris Pandel, with the larger-than-life Bacon Prophet played by Second City writer and performer Tim Mason! Also featured in this tribute to the grit and belly of Chicago's urban landscape is Hey Champ's Singer/Guitarist, Saam Hagshenas and street artist CZR PRZ. It's based on the principles of the Bacon Manifesto.

The film pays homage to our city, Chicago's favorite cured meat, and the festival that brings them together: Baconfest Chicago. What came to be is an epic story of bacon infiltrating everyday life.

Though this year's festival is sold out, die-hard bacon fans can enter the Reader's "Best Bacon Anthem" competition for a chance to win a pair of tickets to and a chance to perform at the festival. Details are available here.

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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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