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Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Nov 20, 2008 3:00PM

  • Michael Ruhlman doesn't pussyfoot around on the subject of food allergies in his blog essay "A Nation of Culinary Sissies." [Ruhlman]
  • The Reader's Julia Thiel and Decider Chicago's Emily Withrow team up to cook another recipe from the Alinea cookbook. If either one had bothered to contact the "cool kids," as Thiel wrote, this one would have told them to stick with the crackers. [Reader]
  • Even a seasoned food writer like Jeff Ruby is in awe of foreign grocery stores. [Chicago Mag]
  • What was supposed to be a re-opened Sweet Thang in Roscoe Village turned out to be a reincarnation of the much maligned Sweet Occasions. Now they're bouncing paychecks and closing up shop. Former employees are staging a protest and press conference in front of the store this afternoon. [Drive-Thru]
  • Recipe resource website Cookstr launches (via) []
  • Also launching, Delish, a cooking and lifestyle site a la Epicurious.
  • Mikes Gebert and Sula with Part Two of "There Will Be Pork." [Sky Full of Bacon on Vimeo]
  • Finally, continuing Chicagoist's Salute to National Vegan Month, here is one of my favorite food essays from Rynn Berry, in which he debunks the oft-repeated notion that Hitler was a vegetarian. [Rynn Berry]