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Foodporn Fri Sep 13 2013

Friday Foodporn: Jeni's Ice Cream with Shagbark Gravel

rsz_1003.jpgI'm a slow adapter to most things, but I have hopped right on board with the arrival of Jeni's ice cream to the city (try to stop by tonight's preview party--or even better, when her Roscoe and Southport store opens Saturday). Pictured is my favorite concoction so far, topped with a sweet and salty crumble of corn chips (which Jeni's lovingly calls "gravel"). Summer doesn't have to end after all.

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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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