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Book Wed Aug 14 2013

A Book on Garlic Wouldn't Stink

Drive-Thru contributor Alan Lake is an expert on garlic. He's won the Delray Beach Garlic Festival's Professional Chef's Competition three times and has gone on to become a judge. In his 30 years as a professional chef, Lake's done quite a bit of cooking with the stinking rose, and decided to write a book examining 10,000 years of historical facts, fiction, folklore, myths and legends, along with a considerable number of recipes and professional tips to taming this culinary beast.

Today he launched a crowdfunding campaign on in an effort to make the book become a reality. In true crowdfunding fashion, the rewards for pledges run from a thank you card and recipe up to a home-cooked dinner for 10 people.

You can read excerpts from The Garlic Manifesto here.

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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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