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Dessert Mon May 07 2012

Have a NATO Cupcake

NATO-Cupcake.jpgNot everyone is dreading the NATO Summit later this month. Magnolia Bakery, 108 N. State St., is celebrating it, in fact, with a special "NATO Cupcake."

As special cupcakes go, this one is pretty humdrum, though. It's just a standard vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and blue sprinkles, wrapped in a shiny blue wrapper. It's $3, available now through May 25.

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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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