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Random Wed May 11 2011

Watch Your Mouth

In these days of political correctness and food policies, you may need to keep a list of proper Do's & Don'ts.

Well to help, the Chicago Tribune has complied a list of 10 things that you probably shouldn't say at the farmers markets that you visit in the coming months.

Here are a few to get your market etiquette started:
10. It's cheaper at (name of supermarket)
9. Do you have change for a $100 bill?
8. How come you never have creamed corn?
7. Isn't grass-fed beef redundant? or But I don't like grass-fed beef.
6. Were these beets humanely killed?

Check the list to see the rest.

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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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