Issue 30

Spring is in the Air: A Recipe for Carbonara

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I absolutely love about living in the Midwest is the vivid and dramatic contrast of the seasons we enjoy here in the Omaha area. Now, I realize some of you

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The 1939 Nazi Diet at the Fontenelle Hotel Amber Room

The Fontenelle Hotel opened in 1915, the Blackstone in 1916. The two hotels and their restaurants competed as Omaha’s iconic images of gracious hospitality. On September 1, 1938 the nazis started their blitzkrieg assault of Poland. Warsaw surrendered on September

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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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The Magic of Risotto and Where to Find It

Risotto is an easy to make meal that will impress everyone that you cook for.  It originates from northern Italy and the word riso is the word for rice.  There is a series of stock ingredients that combined with other

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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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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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