Issue 29

Omaha’s Thunderbird Salad 0

The Thunderbird Salad date’s back to the 1960’s when Executive Chef Luis Villamonte at the Happy Hollow country club served the salad to his patrons. Peruvian-born chef Luis Villamonte created the recipe to be what fans of the salad know

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Home-Made Marshmallows

Hot sugar syrup, tricky gelatin and a moving whisk…the stuff of nightmare for beginning culinary students.  Why risk burning your hands, splattering hot sugar all over the workstation and making a gooey mess?  Because that won’t happen and because you’ll

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I Want Some Taquitos!

From childhood, learning to ride a bicycle with training wheels in the driveway, parallel parking with pops in an empty parking lot. Eating spaghetti and the Twirling Fork. And Tacos. Tacos! We all encounter them in different ways, from T-Bell

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The Comfort of Veggies

Are you the sort of eater who can plow through fresh tomatoes for breakfast, a bunch of radishes (salt only) and a nuked beet (salt and lemon juice) for lunch, and grilled squash and eggplant (salt, lemon and olive oil)

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Eating Fresh Locally

Anyone who has read books by Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin or Barbara Kingsolver has heard the same advice: eat fresh foods grown in your area by local farmers. It is the best way to get tasty, healthy foodstuffs and support

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24th Street: The Longest Street In The World

Where’s the buzz that should be surrounding 24th Street?  Where’s the “24th Street has a lot to offer”, or the “Hey man, have you checked out 24th Street?” There is a misguided idea is that 24th Street is about as

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Omaha Standard: Orsi’s Breadcrumbs

Orsi’s Italian Bakery on 6th and Pacific is a cult icon-slightly unknown and perhaps a bit over-appreciated by its true believers. Nonetheless, Orsi’s is an institution. It is a rustic bakery on the rumbly side of Omaha’s just-now-being defined-as-classic Little

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20 Questions: Steve Villamonte

MR: Chef, tell us about your family history in culinary arts and how it has influenced your career choices. SV: My father Luis Villamonte was Peruvian born and came to the US to go to med school. He never showed

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On the Menu: Pickles

Homemade condiments give food at several restaurants an extra kick. Here are some restaurants that offer homemade pickles on their menus: Dundee Dell (Omaha, Nebraska) Item: Fried Pickles While the pickles themselves are not made in house, the batter is.

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Resources Beyond the Ordinary

Being the president of the one of the largest local foodservice distribution companies means that I am often asked about the industry and economy by colleagues, customers and consumers. All you have to do is tune into Hell’s Kitchen, The

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