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Event Mon Apr 01 2013

Baconfest to Have Onsite Medical Staff

imagestgrft.jpgWorried that attendees of April 20th's Baconfest might start to show signs of stroke or heart attack due to the high levels of fat and sodium found in the pork item at the center of the day-long food event, organizers have contracted with nearby Rush and UIC Hospitals to have a full medical staff onsite at the UIC Forum to provide immediate assistance, such as resuscitation, hydration for the food-fatigued, and glucose monitoring. "We're not going to take any chances," a spokesperson commented. The medical tent will accept several types of insurance; their services will not be included in the ticket price.

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Matthew Woskey / April 1, 2013 10:47 AM

This is my favorite 4/1 article so far. Bravo!

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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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