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Event Tue May 29 2012

Where the Taste of Chicago is Not a Waste

tochi.pngI've never loved the Taste of Chicago. The last time I attended the annual eat-a-thon, I was almost knocked over by a throng of teenagers who looked like they were out for blood; I just wanted a taste portion of Robinson's Ribs. My priorities had to change.

This year's event (July 11-15) will feature a new, higher-end offering; a three-course meal (lunch and dinner) served by a new celebrity chef each day (among the chefs are Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat, Graham Elliot, and Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia). Each chef will also conduct a cooking demonstration, and one of their items will be prepared and sold by students at the Washburne Culinary Institute. The best part? Each meal will be $40. Tickets will be available soon; the line starts behind me.

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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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