Issue 26

The Dumpster: Into Thin Air

Me at the Buffalo County Fair, 1972: “Please can I have some cotton candy?” “No.” “Pleeeeeze? Pleeeaaaauuuuzzzhhh?” As if adding syllables would help. “No.” “I’ll never ask for any…” “Fine—just to shut you up. Here’s fifty cents. Get outta here.”

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Beer Chat: Beer & Desset Pairings

Dessert and beer are very much alike. They are both treats which are often enjoyed as a reward for something. Whether an anniversary of life, the end of a long hard day, or just because, their similarities for indulging are

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All Blacked Out and Somewhere to go

I’m jarred suddenly into consciousness, as if revived from arrest. I feel bewildered, confused and ultimately depleted. I can’t see anything. I’m actually not sure if it’s too bright for my eyes to work or if they’re crusted shut. Why

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The Bitter Truth

Found in every high-end cocktail lounge and neighborhood haunt, bitters are enjoying a serious revival within the service industry. Available in nearly every flavor profile imaginable, bitters conjure up a close association with the cocktail hour with connotations of luxury,

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Scotch, Scotch and More Scotch

As a recent convert from bourbon to Scotch, I’ve found myself adrift in a sea of insane prices, limited releases and fluctuations in quality. While whisky is seeing a spike in demand and prices, it is also seeing a dip

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Speaking Easy

Prior to Prohibition it was said the cocktail was king among drinks, more consumed than either wine or beer and considered a flavored rival to water. It was so popular, in fact, that it required an amendment to the Constitution

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Supper Club: Benson Progressive Dinner

Publisher’s Note: Omega Omega Omega (Tri Omega), the culinary fraternity at the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, strives to provide students with opportunities to apply and develop their skills through unique experiences. One of these experiences

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Coffee Talk

Coffee… it’s one of the oldest, most universally enjoyed beverages in the world. Brewed in the Middle East as far back as the 15th century, coffee has some serious staying power. And it’s no wonder. It tastes delicious, contains energizing

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Recipe Rescue: How to steer dishes that go awry back on course

What do sesame oil, fresh rosemary and Louisiana hot sauce have in common? They were part of one of the seminal cooking moments of my lifetime. I was making a stir fry in a brand new wok. The veggies were

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What the Pho?

In winter, in Nebraska, the doldrums of winter’s days wear on with the cold winds howling across the prairies, sending chills to all of our bones. To come inside and take off my coat, hat and gloves, and enjoy a

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