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Event Wed Apr 04 2012

Baconfest Pre-Game Fires Up the Grill

It sold out quickly after tickets went on sale earlier this year, so if you are going be among the lucky ones to attend next Saturday's Baconfest, you can use this handy navigational guide to figure out your menu for the event--I was taken by Hearty's Bacon Rice Krispies with cereal milk and Three Aces' "Shake and Bake" (I loved the commercials as a kid, weren't you?). And for those of who you can't stand the decadence, Veggie Fest Chicago is four short months away.

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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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