Issue 26

Bring on the Farmer’s Markets

It’s that time of year again – when everything is moving outdoors, including our meals. In the past, farmer’s markets were the primary connection between the production by farmers and the consumption of food by the end consumer. With the

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The Dumpster: Un-American Food

We have been invaded. The Europeans snuck in and now all our signature foods are named after their home towns. Hamburger. Frankfurter. We call the latter a hot dog, but in our hearts we know the truth. A hot dog

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Libation Conversation: Pimm’s No. 1

If you’ve been to enough bars, you’ve noticed them. They’re the bottles seemingly all bars have, but few seem to know what they are or what to do with them. On the surface this seems sort of steeped in tradition

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Why France?

I recently ran into a friend of mine and our conversation turned to the topic of wine. He told me of his new wine cellar and how he and his wife often enjoyed spending evenings together sharing a bottle. He

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Literary Wine Travel Tales

Vacation is almost over. You are at the airport. You have some loose change, some odd Euros. There is the duty free store. Will it be perfume or cologne, chocolates, Cuban cigars, single malt scotch whiskey, or wine? Wine can

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Seasonal Wines & Outdoor Cooking

There is nothing better than sipping a cool refreshing glass of German Riesling while lounging about on a hot summer day. Indeed, light bodied white wines are the beverages of choice on such occasions. The gentle sweetness and clean, fresh

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Bar Chat: The Intoxicologist

I first met Cheri Loughlin (a.k.a. The Intoxicologist) a few years ago at a cocktails class we both attended. At that time, she was just beginning to post on the web the results of some of her research into distilled

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Beer Chat: American IPA

The India Pale Ale was first brewed in England back in 18th century. The beer was originally designed with gratuitous amounts of hops because the of the plant’s natural preservative powers.  The heftier hop addition and higher alcohol content helped the beer survive

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PBR: A Blue Ribbon Beer?

Pabst is an American success story in the truest sense. Founded by a German, and recently sold to a Greek, it’s a brewery that brews no beer, as it’s under contract with an American/Canadian/South African company (MillerCoors), partially headquartered in

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Fighting Hunger with Strength

A typical day in the office for Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline Omaha Coordinator Kathleen Upton is nothing short of a trip to the grocery store and coordinating cooking classes for over 50 participants a week. In between classes, she

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