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Chicago Gourmet Wed Sep 26 2012

Chicago Gourmet Kicks Off This Weekend


If you didn't hear, Chicago Gourmet is this weekend and a line-up of some of Chicago's best chefs and mixologists will be making it their sole job to keep you well satiated and hydrated. More than 160 restaurants are participating and this year offers even more to take part in. The popular Grand Cru tasting will feature 20% more wines than last year and The Purple Pig will host a pig roast to go with your nice Chianti. Saturday is already sold out but Sunday features appearances by Geoffrey Zakarian, Jimmy Bannos Jr, John Coletta and Chris Pandel. Check out the full schedule and other deets at the official website.

Here's a highlight from last year to whet your palette:

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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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