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Contest Thu Mar 06 2014

Contest: Win an Eli's Irish Cream Cheesecake

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Eli's Cheesecake has been a Chicago tradition since 1980 when it debuted at the very first Taste of Chicago. The Eli's Cheesecake Company has given us an Irish Cream Cheesecake to give away to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago.

To enter, send an email to with the subject line "cheesecake" and your full name and shipping address. [Update: We have a winner! Sláinte, Megan C.]

The Irish Cream Cheesecake is baked on a chocolate crumb crust, layered with chocolate ganache, topped with an Irish Cream mousse and dusted with cocoa.

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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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