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Dessert Fri Nov 30 2012

'Tis the Season for Fancy Doughnuts

Glazed & Infused bûche de noël doughnut
Gourmet doughnut shop Glazed & Infused, which is opening its Armitage location any day now, is doing something special for the holidays that goes way beyond red and green sprinkles or candy cane icing. For $5, you can get your own miniature bûche de Noël doughnut, replete with chocolate frosting "bark" and meringue mushrooms.

The bûche de Noël, or yule log, is a traditional French Christmas treat -- a sheet of spongy yellow cake layered with chocolate and/or chestnut or hazelnut filling and coated with chocolate icing to resemble a log. They're usually big enough to feed a family, but Glazed & Infused's version is 2½ to 3 inches long with a hazelnut filling, and comes packaged in a little box. They're available by pre-order only from Dec. 17 to 23 at each Glazed & Infused location. Email or call at 312-226-5556 to place your order.

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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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