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Event Wed Nov 21 2012

Audition For The Next Food Network Star

FNS9 CHICAGO FLYER.jpgGot a cool culinary concept? Think that you can do things in the kitchen that rival Graham Elliot? Have a sweet spot for Bobby Flay, Alton Brown or Giada De Laurentiis? Perhaps it's time you join the ranks of Chicago's own, Jeff Mauro, who turned a love for sandwiches into "The Sandwich King," and audition for The Food Network's "Next Food Network Star." Open call casting takes place on Nov. 28 at The Westin, 909 N. Michigan Ave., from 10am to noon

Can make it on Wednesday? Don't fret, you can still apply by submitting a home video. For more info visit the entry page for details on how to apply.

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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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