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Video Mon Jun 25 2012

In Season: Juneberries

Amelanchier, also known as juneberries, serviceberries, shadbush and many more nicknames, are found throughout Chicagoland. They're found growing on side streets, in parks and in people's yards -- shrubs and small trees with white flowers that lead to clusters of red-to-purple berries on the ends of long stems. There might be one outside your office or apartment right now.

We're so thoroughly trained to avoid eating things that grow wild -- who knows if it's poisonous? -- that plenty of perfectly good fruit goes to the birds. One near West Side condo building didn't let their landscaping go to waste; instead, led by Moshe Tamssot of Monks of Invention, they harvested the juneberries in their courtyard and made a variety of sweet treats, from preserves to small pies.

 
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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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