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Video Mon Nov 21 2011

Your Own Mini Food Film Festival

If you missed out on this weekend's Chicago Food Film Festival festivities, you can still watch a film or two.

Sky Full of Bacon's headlining short film, Farm to Barstool, takes you behind the scenes at Pleasant House Bakery:

The winner of the "super short film" award at the festival, The Doughnut Vault by Brooks Ruyle of Mode Project, is a lovely look at the River North instant hit:

Lastly, they're not new, but a couple of industrial films from Intelligentsia's LA branch also screened.

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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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