Issue 26

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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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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Prairie Food Grows from Deep Roots

Review: ‘New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs,  Farmers, and Artisans of the Great Plains’ by Summer Miller If your great-great-grandmother appeared in your kitchen, she might tell you to put that protein shake down and eat some

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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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Burger Deluxe, Please

Thinking about burgers takes me back to the first burgers of my boyhood days. I grew up in Norfolk, NE, a quiet city of around 25,000 people. I’m sure all of you have wonderful memories of that first burger that

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Adventures in Cheesemaking

A seemingly endless stretch of cold, short, grey days from November to February makes some of us want to put on sweatpants and binge watch Netflix until Daylight Savings Time begins. But that’s going to get old, fast. Ok, maybe

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Fus-Asian: Spicing Up Autumn Afternoons with Asian-Inspired Fusions

Peruse this collection of infusions inspired by the cuisines of several well-known Asian countries. Some are complex, some simple and elegant, all are delicious. Let their spices and savory notes transport you into autumn. Masala Chai Rye The delicious and

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