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Random Tue May 31 2011

The Theme to Your Encased Meat

Nicholas Markos and his pop group bee are behind the awesome song "The Theme from Hot Doug's," featured in several versions on Markos just announced the release of a new version of the song, now available in iTunes, Amazon and elsewhere, as part of a fundraiser for Intonation Music Workshop, a nonprofit providing free music education to kids in low-income and dangerous neighborhoods. Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn, who is on the IMW Honorary Board, will donate a week's worth of proceeds from his "celebrity sausage" to IMW starting Saturday, June 4. (The restaurant is closed this week for an extra-long holiday weekend; it reopens Friday, June 3.)

And if you can't make it to the restaurant, you can buy the song online; most of the money made on downloads will go to the workshop. You'll be able to help IMW "without having to wait in line for 90 minutes," as Sohn said, and maybe listening to it will make whatever you're eating a little more interesting by association.

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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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