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Event Tue Apr 26 2011

Enter the Growing Home Gala Giveaway!

growing-home.jpgRub elbows and green thumbs with the swells this Thursday night at Growing Home's Ninth Annual Benefit Gala--on us! Gapers Block is giving away tickets for you and a friend (a $250 value!) to attend the event, which will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center (cocktails at 5:30pm; dinner at 6:30pm) and features food from Inspiration Kitchens, Vie and Sweet Miss Givings! Enter today by emailing us with your name and telephone number, along with the name of your favorite CSA or farmers market in Chicago, by 11:59pm tomorrow (Wednesday). We will select a winner and notify you via email. Bon appetit and good luck! UPDATE: We picked a winner! Congrats to John!

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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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