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Event Mon Sep 21 2015

Heritage Pig BBQ Competition & Tasting this Weekend

cochon 555.jpgFor those without tickets to Chicago Gourmet this weekend, there is another event worth attending: Cochon 555's Heritage BBQ competition. Pork lovers will indulge in culinary creations from 15 esteemed chefs, five of whom will each have to create six dishes from an entire pig to earn the crown of "BBQ King or Queen."

Hosted at Morgan Manufacturing, this year's five competing chefs include Alfredo Nogueira (Analogue), Ed Sura (Perennial Virant), Scott Manley (Table, Donkey & Stick), Chris Curren (Seven Lions), and Jonathan Meyer (Freehand Chicago). Non-competing chefs include Chrissy Camba (Maddy's Dumpling House), John Manion (La Sirena Clandestina), Mitch Cavanah (GT Fish and Oyster), and Dylan Lipe (Blackwood BBQ).

The tasting event not only features lots of porky goodness, but also premium wines, artisan cheeses, and first-class liquor. General admission tickets can be purchased online for $100, or $200 for VIP tickets (both of which feature endless libations). The event starts at 5PM this Sunday, September 27, at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N Morgan St. Chicago, IL 60642).

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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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