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Event Wed Apr 27 2011

Depressed Food?

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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance presents Midwest Eats! Foodways of the Great Depression, April 29 through May 1, 2011 at Kendall College in Chicago.

Their 4th annual symposium, "Foodways of the Great Depression" will teach you first-hand how Midwesterners survived the hard times of the Great Depression with lectures and tastings, including an 8-cent Relief dinner, holiday celebrations, newsreels, Prohibition's end, and many other topics in our culinary history.

For more information and to see more interesting images like the above Crown of Frankfurters by Catherine Lambrecht or to register, click 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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