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Event Mon Oct 24 2011

Food Day is Today

Well, most days are food day, but today is a special event across the country to learn more about a range of food-related issues relating to nutrition, politics, and anti-hunger initiatives, among others. The Center for Science in the Public Interest sponsors Food Day; locally, you can find events all over the city and suburbs-- such as a Food Safety Trivia Wheel at the Hancock Building, a Fund-a-Farmer launch party at Uncommon Ground, and a photo exhibit.

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Jennefer / October 25, 2011 4:11 AM

Nice article!

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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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