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Event Thu Sep 22 2011

Food And Love, Rick Bayless Style

Cascabel_WEBSITE.jpg Apparently Rick Bayless is acting now! The Top Chef is going to make his acting debut starting in March at Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works. Grub Street Chicago by way of the Tribune reports that Rick Bayless will star in a circus show "designed for and around him," called Rick Bayless in Cascabel. Lookingglass says attendees will experience a "theatrical adventure while enjoying a sumptuous feast, world-class circus acts, and a tantalizing love story." Tickets will range from $180 to $205--too expensive for my unemployed self, and I have a feeling this will sell out.

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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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