Issue 30

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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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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