Issue 28

Industry

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High School Teams Showcase Skills at MCC’s High School Culinary Invitational

The Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College holds a High School Culinary Invitational every year for area high school students to compete in. This year marks their fourth year of holding the event, which will be held

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Gotta Have It! You’re so Sili Edition

Turn your kitchen into a fun place to create the meals you enjoy with friends and family with some of my tried & true gadgets. Double-Edged Mandoline Thin Slicer This handy mandoline slicer easily produces twice the thin slices (just

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Grilling for a Cause

Seven Omaha-area chefs will be firing up their grills in competition for the best gourmet burger at the second annual Ted E. Bear Hollow Comfort Food Classic on Sunday, October 5 at the Happy Hollow Country Club. The fund-raising event

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Bar Chat: Blue Orchid in Lincoln

Bartending is a difficult, challenging and sometimes thankless job. Still, at least in my opinion, it’s one of the coolest jobs out there. Here’s why; Bartending has been a staple of American culture from this country’s inception. Given that America

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Food Service Warrior: Rules to Live By

When arriving at the restaurant you have chosen, the perfect scenario would be to walk in the door and be greeted immediately, have a table ready for you and your favorite spirit in your hand within five minutes. Well, we

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Taxi Trouble

It was just after midnight on one of those unbearably hot and humid summer nights and my friends and I were ready to drift to the next bar. On a night like tonight, we realize, there was no way that

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Le Drunken Frog

I’ve had many brilliant ideas in my day. Like how I always think it’s a good idea to ease my tension from the week with a few too many drinks on Friday night. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem so brilliant when

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Food Service Warrior: Perspectives from the Host Stand

In most full service places there is a greeter at the front door. These are the people you see when you first walk in. Since you have to be 19 years old to serve alcohol, the door is usually someone

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Under the Radar: Culinary Kudos

Following our weekly routine, we delve straight to the section of the newspaper and magazine to read that day’s Culinary Review. The article is filled with great accolades for the work produced by the executive chef which can lead the

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The Regulation Fixation

Rugged individualists. Mavericks. Working class capitalists. These are some of the phrases that describe one of America’s last great hopes, the small business person. These are people with a variety of backgrounds from their race, education and national origins to

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