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Random Wed Sep 14 2011

Scooby in the News, in the Grave

The British Department of Health released a survey yesterday claiming that "Scooby-Doo" is the healthiest children's television program. Apparently this was on the basis of the copious physical activity Scooby and the gang undertake on the show -- mostly in the form of running away from monsters and the like. No word about the Scooby snacks or huge Dagwood sandwiches the canine detective is also fond of.


Meanwhile, Pierre's Bakery, 2747 N. Milwaukee Ave., has baked up some rather odd cookies featuring Scooby. Is he hiding behind a gravestone, or are these some sort of a memorial for our pal's untimely demise? Is that a zombie Scooby? Not really sure.

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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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