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Event Wed Oct 24 2012

A Little Bit of Bitchin'

"Who here hasn't had ceviche before?" asked the bubbly blonde behind the kitchen demo counter. A show of hands went up. "Now take that hand and slap yourself with it." So was my introduction to Nadia G, the feisty, three-finger ring wearing, looks-like-she-should-be-in-front-of-a-camera-and-not-behind-a-mixing-bowl Italian chef personality from "Bitchin' Kitchen."

Following shortly behind Bobby Flay, who was spotted in Uptown in late September, Nadia stopped by Chicago for a food and wine tasting event with Apothic Wines.


Nadia takes a no-frills approach to cooking (minus the stilettos) yet puts a spin on traditional dishes, like pairing pineapple with ceviche and mixing bacon with apples.

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While in town, Nadia gave a shout out to RPM Italian and head chef Doug Psaltis and sauntered over to Girl and the Goat following the event. Wonder how she feels about deep dish pizza?

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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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