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Event Sun Nov 13 2011

A Few Favorites from the Logan Square Pastry Market

Logan Square Kitchen was packed this weekend with local artisans selling cream puffs, macarons, croissants, chocolates and other treats. Miss your chance to gorge yourself? Here are a few standouts worth tracking down.


Bagels from De La Rue pastry
Flavorful, chewy bagels in all kinds of flavors. Including (drum roll) a salt bagel. Enough said.

Passionfruit macarons from Sweet Spot macarons
To quote the New York Times, "Your slacker boyfriend gives you a cupcake; your lover gives you macarons."



The new candy bars from Mayana Chocolate
Like a homemade Twix bar -- sweet, salty, crunchy and caramel-y.

Passionfruit curd from Rare Bird Preserves
Are we sensing a theme here? Silky and tart and bright.


Stay tuned for news of the next pastry market, which will be before the holidays Valentine's Day.

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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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