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Random Wed May 25 2011

Sweets & Snacks Expo

I went to the Sweets & Snacks Expo at McCormick Place West yesterday and boy oh boy, was I overwhelmed! Yes, I've been to expos before and yes, I'm always overwhelmed, but this was different. I love to eat and I hate to be rude and turn nice people away! Especially nice ones with food in hand. That's my problem. I suppose that having those issues does not a disciplined foodie make!

Well, whatever. I ate. And ate!

While stuffing my face, I did notice that a big push at this show was an international focus. Mexico and Turkey were the highlights. Fondant-stuffed licorice from Spain, jalapeno-flavored pork rinds from Mexico and falafel chips were among the multicultural offerings. I'm not a huge candy lover, cake is more my game, but I didn't sample anything I didn't like. Even the roasted seaweed from Korea.




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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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