Issue 27

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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Time for Thai: Thai Coconut Seafood Soup Recipe

Exotically delectable and wonderfully satisfying aromas of lemongrass, galangal and black licorice slowly waft through the air filling my nostrils with memories. I inhale deeply again and revel in the Kodachromatic mind movies as I watch more than a decade

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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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The Bitter Truth

Found in every high-end cocktail lounge and neighborhood haunt, bitters are enjoying a serious revival within the service industry. Available in nearly every flavor profile imaginable, bitters conjure up a close association with the cocktail hour with connotations of luxury,

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Recipe Rescue: How to steer dishes that go awry back on course

What do sesame oil, fresh rosemary and Louisiana hot sauce have in common? They were part of one of the seminal cooking moments of my lifetime. I was making a stir fry in a brand new wok. The veggies were

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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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Escargot Aux Omaha

Snails are delicious. There is a reason the French cry tears of liqueur over them. They are high in protein and magnesium, and low in fat. Of course, that leanness all goes out the window when you slather them with

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Cold Weather Drinkin’

It’s that time of year again when the cold weather adds extra incentive to warm the bones with some tasty spirits. I’m a whiskey guy, but we all need some variety to break up the monotony of the fall and

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Protip: Grilled Cheese

As the colder weather sets in, the leaves change colors, we will change our T-shirts in for sweaters, and we will all eat a bowl of homemade chili with a rich, buttery grilled cheese sandwich. Whether you are vegan or

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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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