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Chef Mon May 16 2011

An Inspirational Tale

Screen shot 2011-05-16 at 4.03.00 PM.pngYou may know Rick Tramonto, best as the founding chef and partner at renowned Chicago restaurant Tru, he has also been honored with several culinary awards, appeared on "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters," and written many cookbooks. In his new book, Scars of a Chef, Chef Tramonto writes about how his road to stardom was rough and rocky.

In his words, "It's something I want to talk about so I can help other people who've had hardships."

In an article in the Chicago Tribune, he goes into a little more detail about the tribulations he's experienced.

Chef Tramonto is currently working on opening a new restaurant in New Orleans. You can see him at Chicago Live this Thursday and at the Printers Row Lit Fest, June 4-5.

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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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