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Event Thu Jan 19 2012

History of Midwestern Sweets 101

1.19baking.jpgThis is one lecture you'll want to pay attention to. Chef Jenny Lewis and former Alliance Bakery owner Heidi Heidecker will be on hand Saturday for some sweet talk at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. The lecture will cover baking traditions of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan including classic midwestern dessert history on the likes of brownies, whoopie pies and more. Because let's be real, there's no such thing as knowing too much about a good dessert. This two hour talk (10am to noon) is hosted by Culinary Historians. Admission is $5 and you can RSVP to

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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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