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Event Wed May 30 2012

Slow Food Chicago and Goose Island Bring Back the Pig Roast

Your father was right, There's always room for pork... and fundraising.

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Slow Food Chicago is firing up the spit one more time for its annual fundraiser in the name of good for you, comes-from-a-farm- and-not-a-package, food with its 4th Annual Pig Roast on June 10, from 2 to 5pm at Goose Island Beer Company, 1800 W. Fulton St.). In true definition of low and slow, pork happy chefs will be whipping up dishes that you can wash down with beer provided by Goose Island and a whiskey cocktail by Templeton Rye.

Featured chefs include:
Adrienne Lo & Abe Conlon - X-marx
Matt Troost -Three Aces
Matthew Holmes - Uncommon Ground Devon
Heather Terhune - Sable Kitchen & Bar
Mark Mendez - Vera
Andrew Hroza - Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub

Vegetarians need not feel excluded, Jon Dubois from Green Zebra will be there preparing a signature vegetarian dish. To top it off, Amy Kelsch, from La Boulangerie will feature a dessert. (Money has it that it will include bacon of some sort).

General Admission tickets are $60 (through June 8; after that date tickets will be available at the door) and Terra Madre tickets are $80 (includes ticket + $20 donation to send a delegate to Terra Madre). All proceeds benefit Slow Food Chicago, a not-for-profit organization.

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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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