Issue 29

Posts From Charles Schlussel

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Charles Schlussel

Charles Schlussel

Professional head shaver, reckless adventurer, erstwhile semi-pro skydiver*(*amateur lander), fanatical tomato lover, All around awesome cook extraordinaire.

Seasonal Cravings: A recipe for blue cheese cherry tomatoes

I take my job as a food writer very seriously indeed, but I believe my calling is to help you not only produce deliciously crave-able food, but above all else to realize that food is the vehicle we use as

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The Good Old Days: A Recipe for Goulash

Once again friends we’re getting ready to enter into that mystical time of the year, between summer and fall, where the weather changes from one day to the next. A strong gust of wind and bright chromatic yellow, red and

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And Now for Something Completely Delicious

I was recently staying with a good friend of mine at an Airbnb in Texas and, since we had a full kitchen available, we decided to take turns cooking the evening meal. Aston had prepared an incredibly delectable meal the

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A Bite of Spring: Spring Rolls Recipe

Spring rolls are a classic Vietnamese appetizer that I discovered in the late 80’s/early 90’s at the long closed midtown Saigon restaurant location. Back then food on TV was virtually nonexistent except for PBS and it was incomprehensible that we

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An Osso Buco Recipe to Remember

The leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air, your breath is visible and every step crunches the leaves underfoot releasing the aromas of fall that fill your nostrils with memories of the past and a longing for all

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Summertime Goodness: Gazpacho Recipe

Another season is upon us and with it comes the sunny and sweltering hot days of summer. What better way to refresh and recharge than a quiet warm evening on the patio sipping chilled white wine or maybe a deliciously

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Sweet & Spicy Summer Slaw

Spring is almost over and summer will soon be in full swing. That also means that we Nebraskans, being firmly ensconced in the center of the Midwest, are ready to fully engage into party mode after months of singing the

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The Joy of Gumbo

How would you like it if you knew you could absolutely knock the socks off your next dinner party guests? If you’re like me, I’m guessing the answer is a loud and resounding, “Yes!” Seeing your friends and family completely

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Long ago and not so far away

About a decade and a half ago and 30 miles northwest of Omaha, you would have found me overseeing the line at Nick’s 505 Mainstreet Grill in Fremont. Alas, it is long gone but the beautiful memories linger on. Wednesday

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A Sandwich Called Reuben

Is there anything as soul satisfying as a perfectly made Reuben? Encountering your first Reuben is a delicious rite of passage here in the city of its birth. The Reuben newbie, finding themselves seated at the table facing the glorious

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