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Event Mon Oct 17 2011

Faces of Pie


After serving as a judge and sampling over a dozen pies, I stumbled out of the Bucktown Apple Pie Contest at Holstein Park's fieldhouse like a drunken sailor, hoping the walk home would help me digest the sugary indulgences of the morning. After a long walk, a long nap, and a lot of water, I conclude that the event was lot of fun. If you're jealous that you couldn't participate in this fundraiser for the Friends of Holstein Park, you have roughly a year to perfect your recipe; I'll see you at the starting block.

Update: we have info on the winners! Dinah Grossman of Cheap Tart Bakery won the professional division, and Alison Summy took top honor among the amateurs.

6252831308_50f6b13282.jpgI'm a sucker for strong lattice work; isn't it beautiful?

6252816094_e69c3c2993.jpgCool design, eh?

6252312417_b2ee79d295.jpgI thought the tree design was charming.

6252309859_60f1963c1f.jpgThe attention to detail is admirable--and the results very eye-catching.

6252298181_58fcdaae78.jpgLooks like someone got married recently and decided to live in the center of a pie!

6252279583_b3115ee2ee.jpgThe event had close to 150 submissions--this is a small group of entries, awaiting the calm before the storm. The gym smelled amazing.

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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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