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Contest Thu Sep 15 2011

Five Spot Challenge

313.pngReady, steady, go! Slow Food USA presents the $5 Challenge this Saturday (9/17) at the Green City Market. While shopping the market, the challenge is to create a fresh and healthy "value meal" that costs no more than $5 per person. Favorite recipes using market vendor and farmer product can be submitted now to Salty Fig. Make your value meal recipe suggestion public on the site (or submit to, and your recipe will also be added to the Slow Food Chicago $5 Challenge recipe book, to be presented at Saturday's market. Prepared food vendors at the market will also be offering $5 meals. Think you're up for the challenge?

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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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