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Recipe Sat Aug 30 2008

Recipe Roundup: Labor Day Edition

Inspired by all the fresh produce available this time of year, Chicago's food bloggers have posted lots of summery salad recipes lately. And what's a Labor Day picnic without at least three or four different salads?

My Vegetable Blog brings us Vegetarian Nicoise Salad, a tuna-free version featuring a traditional tarragon dressing, minus the anchovies.

Joelen of Joelen's Culinary Adventure rounds up a bunch of salad recipes from her foodie friends, including farmers market-friendly Japanese Cucumber Salad; Cantaloupe, Cucumber and Mint Salad; and White Wine Fruit Salad with Strawberries. She also offers wine pairings to make your barbecue or picnic upscale.

For a smaller gathering, this Warm Peach and Prosciutto Salad with Arugula from Have a Bite would be perfect.

Salad this is not, but I couldn't resist this sharing this post from the folks at Kitchn. If we all scream for ice cream, do we all cheer for ice cream and beer?

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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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