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Event Mon Jun 18 2012

Vive la France

etcookies.jpgYou have two opportunities to keep it real French this week. The French Pastry School hosts a three day-long seminar on cakes, cookies and scones beginning Tuesday (for $575, ouch). On a less expensive note, Multilingual Chicago hosts a seminar Wednesday evening on how to navigate French patisseries en francais, along with a pastry tasting from La Boulangerie (6-7:30pm, $30). If you want to continue the love, Alliance Francaise hosts a summer gratin how-to class on Saturday morning ($85-95).

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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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