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Contest Mon Nov 21 2011

Chicago Landmarks... in Edible Form

39d0c3f3-5.jpgThe countdown is on. October had you salivating over apple pies. And November brings the hustle for pumpkin pies. So what does that leave for the fast approaching December? But of course, gingerbread! Pastry Chicago will host their fifth annual gingerbread house competition on Saturday, December 3rd at the Sofitel Hotel. Get ready to swoon as you take in the creations of local culinary talent, with each entry inspired by Chicago Landmarks. Event runs from 1 - 3 p.m. Spectators welcome. RSVP to The Sofitel is located at 20 E Chestnut Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 324-4000

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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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