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Tuesday, October 26

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Event Tue Nov 26 2013

Thanksgiving is a Time for Sharing

mealsharing.jpgAt Thanksgiving, families come together to share a feast and, possibly, watch football or plan out Black Friday attack strategies. But for those stuck away from family for the holiday, it can be a lonely time indeed.

Local startup Mealsharing may have the solution. Its Happy ThanksSharing page lists dozens of people around the world -- and many right here in the city -- who are offering to open their home for people to join them this Thursday. The meal may not be turkey -- barbecue in Argentina and biryani in Hydrabad are among the options -- but hopefully the welcoming environment brings a touch of the holiday to the proceedings. To take part, register with the site and then click "Request Meal" for an invitation to the dinner you want to attend. It's free, but Mealsharing suggests guests bring a gift or offer to help cook.

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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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