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Dessert Mon Feb 11 2013

Get Fat Tomorrow

6916460893_ec872d6d5b.jpgIf you still live by a Catholic-y schedule, tomorrow is your last day to keep it calorically real until Easter. You can celebrate Fat Tuesday with an epic Mardi Gras dinner at Big Jones or Heaven on Seven, or fill up on paczki, a raised donut filled with fruit, custard, icing or other sinful goody; you can find the Polish delicacy at Delightful Pastries (locations in Old Town, Jefferson Park or the Chicago French Market), Wicker Park's Alliance Bakery, or Oak Mill Bakery (which also has several locations on the Northwest side of the city), or Lakeview's Dinkel's (which is also making King Cakes).

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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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