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Event Fri Sep 09 2011

Calling All CakeSpies

bheartbakery2011art1.jpgFans of Jessie Oleson, the creative genius behind Cakespy, have a lot to be excited about this weekend. Oleson will be in town not only for the two day Renegade Craft Fair as a featured artist on Division St, but she will also be in town to paint a mural at the Oak Park location of The Bleeding Heart Bakery. As the head dessert detective spy herself would say... "totally sweet!"

The 9th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Chicago takes place Sept 10 + 11 from 11am-7pm. Free admission.

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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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