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News Mon Apr 30 2012

Alinea Drops to 7 on World's 50 Best Restaurants List

alinea_worlds50.jpgAlinea dropped back to seventh in S. Pelligrino's annual World's 50 Best Restaurants list, from sixth. In the process, it lost its crown as best restaurant in America, unseated by Per Se, which moved up from tenth to sixth. They are joined in the top 10 by a third American restaurant, 11 Madison Park, which placed 24th last year. Noma in Copenhagen was named the top restaurant in the world for a second year.

Thomas Keller, chef-owner of Per Se and The French Laundry (which returned to the top 50 this year after dropping off the list in 2011) and Grant Achatz's friend and mentor, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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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