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Event Mon Sep 19 2011

Orchard Roundup

pics.jpgFall officially begins this Friday, which means weekend excursions turn to thoughts of apple orchard visits, complete with freshly made donuts, fudge, and cider.

The downside to a lot of these places, as you probably know, is that they're packed to the gills with folks just like yourself--city dwellers looking for some yucks in the country--so plan appropriately, or even better, go on a weekday.

Here are a few treasured places to get your season on:

County Line Orchard, Hobart, Indiana

Jonamac Orchards, Malta, Illinois

Edwards Orchard, Poplar Grove, Illinois (pictured)

All Seasons Orchard, Woodstock, Illinois

Apple Barn Orchard, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Harvest Time Orchards, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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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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