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News Mon May 06 2013

A Big Night for Izard and Kahan at the James Beard Awards

original_blackbird_kahan1.jpgTonight was big for several Chicago restaurants and chefs at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards. Paul Kahan (pictured) took home the Outstanding Chef award for his work at Blackbird, Stephanie Izard of GoatWorld (can I just call it that now?) was named the Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region, and The Aviary took home the Outstanding Bar Program award. Additionally, the Reader's Mike Sula received the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for his "Chicken of the Trees" piece, and WBEZ's Nina Barrett won the Radio Show/Audio Webcast category for "Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares." Among the nominees this year were Jimmy Bannos, Jr. of the Purple Pig, Dave Beran of Next, Topolobampo, Spiaggia, and The Violet Hour.

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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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