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Blog Sat Nov 12 2011

The Best Side of the Tortilla

Maura Hernandez was awarded the Best Latin@ Food Blogger award from LATISM (Latinos In Social Media) for her blog The Other Side of the Tortilla. She focuses mostly on traditional Mexican cooking techniques, but occasionally writes about culture and travel as it relates to Mexico. She's an engaging writer, and even if you don't cook, you'll likely learn enough reading her blog to make you enjoy your tacos more than you do now. Especially if you're eating them from La Lagartija Taqueria, one of her fave Mexican places in Chicago.

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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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