Issue 28

The Dumpster: Something Fishy Going On

My favorite place to go for seafood was a box of Mrs. Paul’s. Fish sticks were my favorite. Throughout my life I thought I loved seafood. It turns out what I love is tartar sauce and wine vinegar. Tartar sauce

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Barolo – a Place, a Wine, a Book

My wife, Karen, and I were at the Council Bluffs Public Library taking down an exhibit we curated, “Sixty Years of Iowa Jewish Cookbooks,” (22 volumes), now on display at UNO’s Criss Library, and traveling to Des Moines in the

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Wine Memories

It never fails. The holiday season always makes me count my blessings. And tops on my list are family and friends, and the many great times spent with them. One near-constant on such special occasions has been good wine. I

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Beer Chat: Magical Moments with Beer

Even on its own, beer is a magical thing. The best beer moments happen when the company, circumstances and environment come together to make something supremely enjoyable. If I think about it hard enough, I can think of dozens of

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Bar Chat: Bygone Days of Omaha’s Bar Scene

Those interested in dining or enjoying cocktails out in Omaha pursue these interests within a bar and restaurant environment that is in a state of constant evolution. Today’s bars and restaurants, and the customers that frequent them, bring fragments of

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Share our Strength’s Rebecca Beaudoin

Share our Strength’s Cooking Matters empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. With the help of our volunteer culinary and nutrition educators, course participants learn how to select nutritious,

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A Foodie is Born: Recipe for Pepper Crusted New York Strips with Cognac Morel Cream Sauce

Many of my most cherished food memories all come together at a restaurant situated in the heart of the Old Market. Most, if not all, of my involvement in the Omaha area culinary landscape emanates from a fortuitous job opportunity

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Eating, Drinking & Biking Around Omaha

Oh, the bicycle. There is no nobler method of transport; its awe-inspiring grace only surpassed by unparalleled precision, and such simplicity! A design centuries old, yet capable of propelling even the modestly athletic to daring speeds. And it’s the speed

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Vegan Vs. Paleo

If you’ve hosted a dinner party recently, this may sound familiar. “Will there be a vegan option?” “Should I bring a gluten-free alternative?” “Is this grass-fed beef?” Now more than ever, people are rethinking what they eat. Gone are the

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The Fifth Element of Cookery

Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth have been described as the four classical elements of nature, the essential phases of matter. In the East they added Metal. In India or Classical Greece it was Ether. The elements vary, but throughout history

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