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Event Mon Jul 30 2012

"Butta la pasta!"

Translation: "Throw in the pasta!"

If you're one of those who shape their food experiences around good pasta and you also have a little of a history thumb, Chicago Foodways Roundtable's next event, "The Early History of Pasta: Post-Modern Myth and Medieval Reality," might be right up your alley.
Thought pasta originated from Italy? China? Anthony Buccini wants you to rethink that as he guides you through the long complex history of the well-loved carb this Saturday, Aug. 4, at 10am at Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts (900 N. Branch St., west of Halsted Street, north of Chicago Avenue). Cost: $3, Free to Kendall students and staff. To reserve a spot call (847) 432-8255, or e mail chicago.foodways.roundtable (at) gmail (dot) com.

The now closed Terragusta, which used to have a front seat window view of their daily pasta making, has a good how-to video:

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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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