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Chef Tue Jan 14 2014

Grant Achatz, from Chef to PR Pro

By now, you've probably heard the phrase "Alinea Baby" circulating on social media, sparked by a couple that brought their 8-month-old into the fine dining restaurant this past Saturday, claiming that their sitter canceled. Of course babies will do what babies will do, and Grant Achatz decided Twitter was a forum for discussion on the topic.

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You can imagine the polarizing discussion that then took place, but what you may not have seen yet is the Alinea Baby twitter account started by an unknown author. So far, the account has 748 followers, and whoever is behind the account has a wicked sense of humor.

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To add to the wonderful irony, Grant's in on the conversation.

Oh, and it gets better. Grant took to "Good Morning America" yesterday in an interview only to have George Stephanopoulos mispronounce the restaurant name. I mean, it's not like Alinea is considered one of the best restaurants in the world or anything. Good work New York. Way to keep it classy.

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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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