Issue 30

The Dumpster: The Slow Cooker

Millions rushed out to buy an Instant Pot, this year’s hot kitchen gadget. Many were disappointed to discover the Instant Pot didn’t deliver that kind of pot. It didn’t even deliver instant. But it is a pot. You can bake

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Supper Club: Chaima’s African Cuisine

The Supper Club is a part of Metropolitan Community College’s TriOmega Chapter at the Institute for the Culinary Arts. Each month the students travel to visit a dining establishment in this fine city. One can look around the campuses at

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Sodas in Which You Were Not Entirely Aware of: NuGrape

Ahh, Grape Soda. It is one of the flavors that everyone has a special memory about. Maybe you had your first grape soda while visiting your grandpa’s farm for the summer. Or maybe you shared a grape soda with your

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 30

Welcome to the 30th issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. A great deal of work, by some very creative people, has gone into the magazine you see before you. Of course, we hope that you love reading it as much

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Shifting Paradigms: Shake Out and Start Up

Closing one calendar year and transitioning into another seems to have a renewing effect on most of us.  Many people begin to focus on health and wellness changes for the New Year. Over the past year, I have been presenting

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The Art of Hospitality

When I was 10 years old, I earned my first-degree black belt in Taekwondo. My instructor, Ken Brooks, had a reputation for earning respect. He gave us the tools to succeed, and the personal room to fail; the choice was

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Triple Cola

This one really pisses me off. We are looking at Triple Cola this week. Oh, on the surface, it seems like a fine beverage out of Mukilteo, Washington. It proudly proclaims, “Drink it for Vim & Vigor.” Sure, buddy, like

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The Dumpster: Take a Load Off

Thanksgiving gluttony skidded right past Christmas indulgence and T-boned into New Year’s revelry. Cookies and cocktails everywhere every day. I can’t say no — that’d be rude. So here I am, as wide as I am tall, psyching myself up

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The Dumpster: Fads Gone Bad

As Food & Spirits celebrates its 10th year of persnicketiness and gluttony, I offer my congratulations to Erik the Publisher. In his honor I’ve come up with a top ten list of food fads from the last ten years that

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Royal Crown Cola

“God is going to get you.” That is just one of the crazy remarks I have received from customers at B & G Tasty Foods when I told them that we do not have Coca-Cola. Admittedly, that is probably the

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