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Event Mon Jan 05 2015

A New Year, Covered in Soup

The only way to battle insanely dramatic drops in temperature is with soup. That said, Soup and Bread (pictured) kicks off its new season this Wednesday (5:30-8pm) at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). A bevy of volunteer cooks, from such places as Local Foods, Celestial Kitchens, Milk & Honey and Graze Magazine, will be there to ladle up their creations, accompanied by bread donated by Publican Quality Meats and music from DJ Rob Miller of Bloodshot Records. The night's till will be donated to Back of the Yards' Casa Catalina Basic Human Needs Center. The event runs through March 25, with new chefs and a new charity each Wednesday; you can volunteer to cook, or volunteer to eat.

Also, the Takedowns are back -- and this time, it's soup. Lincoln Hall hosts the Jan. 25 event; volunteers cook for prizes (cooking gear from little-know manufacturers like Le Creuset and Wusthof) and glory; participants ($20 admission) sample and vote for their favorites.

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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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