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Great Baked Goods in Chicago

tokyo.jpgAfter a lengthy culinary escapade through Japan, my affinity for bread-related products has nearly tripled in strength. Sure, I consumed ramen and yakitori in massive quantities, but even I was surprised by how much the Japanese love their bread and pastries -- literally every street corner and mall smelled like buttery croissants and French loafs.

Great-tasting bread isn't some whole-grain, organic spelt shit that reduces your cholesterol and increases your overall well-being. No, every bite should take you one step closer to diabetes, or you're doing it wrong. Here are some Chicago bakeries and their products worth my Japanese seal of approval:

Argo Bakery
Hachapuri Penovani (puff pastry dough filled with a mixture of feta, mozzarella and farmer's cheese)

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Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter
Liege waffle: yeast-dough waffle covered with hot sugar

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Chiu Quon Bakery
Any of their baked or steamed buns, filled with unique innards such as taro and sesame paste.

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Uptown Soda Bread Co.
JalapeƱo or Bacon Cheddar soda bread satisfies a savory palette, while Cranberry Walnut or Chocolate Chip fit a sweeter profile.

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Artemio's Bakery
Mexican items like conchas and campechanas

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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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