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Event Fri Oct 21 2011

Have a Gourmet Saturday

10.20gourmet.jpgEver wonder about the beginnings of Gourmet magazine? Well, for starters you should know that it was launched in 1941, during the heart of the Depression and World War II. Kind of amazing when you think about it, right? Learn more this weekend as historian David Strauss discusses the early years and beyond at Kendall College on Saturday. Hosted by Culinary Historians of Chicago, the cost of the lecture/event will be $3. Send an email to to make a reservation. Kendall College is located at 900 N. Branch St. and the discussion will start at 10 a.m.

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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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