Issue 28

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.

Viva La Tomato!

I’m sure many of you are like me in my anticipation of the first signs of spring; the chirping of birds and the first tender green shoots peeking out of the ground signal an end to the cold, dreary clutches

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Your Own Personal Bistro: Thai Mussel Recipe

It’s been many years since I’ve worked the line at a restaurant. For those of you who have never experienced the frenetically chaotic pace of working the line, let me say it is definitely a love/hate relationship. There is nothing

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That 70s Dinner: Chicken Elderberry Recipe

This family recipe came from Germany, along with my great grandma Buss. Grandpa and Grandma Buss started a new life here in Nebraska in the early 1900’s. Although I never knew them, I’m told that in the old days in

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Cook Before You Leap? A recipe for sweet chili caramelized scallops and shrimp

One of my favorite cooking idioms is “you eat first with your eyes first” and I always want my food to be as beautiful as it is delectable. My background is in culinary education at Metro’s Institute for the Culinary

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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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Rediscovering an Old World: Tuna Carpaccio with Spicy Asian Citrus Drizzle

I look at food as much more than just a way to experience incredible flavors and wonderful new taste sensations – I see food as a portal that can transport us to another time and place. It can touch us

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Fall Food Memories: Thai Pumpkin Bisque Recipe

Why is comfort food so popular at many restaurants nowadays? Because a big bowl of mac and cheese is more than just a way to fuel your body, it’s also a time machine that takes you back to your childhood.

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Allez Cuisine! Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Tower Recipe

Yes, I know some of my friends think I’m a little extreme in my devotion to the joys of local farmer’s markets. People stopping by my office on a cold and blustery February morning, may find me staring longingly at

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