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Book Mon Oct 10 2011

Going Once, Going Twice

ruhlmanstwenty.jpegThis Wednesday, the Chopping Block at the Merchandise Mart will host chef Michael Ruhlman for a book signing. The acclaimed chef, known for his efforts to make the techniques of the professional chef accessible and easily translatable to the home kitchen, will be available to sign his newest cookbook, Ruhlman's Twenty. Tickets are $40 and include the price of the cookbook. Better hurry - this is actually the second opportunity for a chance to meet Ruhlman as the first event (which includes a live cooking demo and light lunch featuring recipes from the book) sold out after just one day. Signing takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Chopping Block is located at the Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60654. See site for registration details, or call (312) 644-6360.

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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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