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Event Tue Feb 18 2014

1st Annual Kitchen Cook-Off @ Fountainhead

KitFinal.jpgBehind every great chef is a great team, but the folks that are generally responsible for making sure your citrus glazed pork shank and mushroom sage risotto makes it to your table like the chef intended rarely get the spotlight. Not this week.

Since Monday, Chef Cleetus Friedman from Fountainhead has stepped aside and is letting his staff take center stage with the 2014 Fountainhead Kitchen Cook-Off. In a round-robin competition, 10 chefs will compete from now until Friday, presenting two different dishes per day under Friedman's tutelage. You decide the winner and the winning dish will be on the official menu for a month. Yesterday's menu included a smoked chicken taco with fried brussels sprouts and a traditional cog au vin so I have a feeling the rest of the week will be delicious. This kind of stuff doesn't happen often in Chicago, so get down there and support these guys.

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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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