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Event Thu Mar 15 2012

Food Based on a Dare Gets its Due Saturday

If you're willing to take meaty risks--veal cheeks, bone marrow, etc., the Culinary Historians of Chicago have organized a lecture that is up your alley. This Saturday, while loads of amateurs and professionals alike douse themselves with beer, head to Kendall College (900 N. Branch) for "From Haggis to Headcheese: The Fall and Rise of Odd Bits," which will take you through the origins and renaissance of delicacies of an unusual flair. At the helm will be author and chef Jennifer McLagan, whose recent book Odd Bits (Ten Speed Press 2011) is about how to cook with these forgotten corners. McLagan's previous book Fat won the James Beard Cookbook of the Year. Admission $5, $3 for students and no charge for CHC members or Kendall students and faculty. Event runs 10am-noon. Emailed RSVP requested.

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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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