Issue 30

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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Cook Before You Leap? A recipe for sweet chili caramelized scallops and shrimp

One of my favorite cooking idioms is “you eat first with your eyes first” and I always want my food to be as beautiful as it is delectable. My background is in culinary education at Metro’s Institute for the Culinary

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A Foodie is Born: Recipe for Pepper Crusted New York Strips with Cognac Morel Cream Sauce

Many of my most cherished food memories all come together at a restaurant situated in the heart of the Old Market. Most, if not all, of my involvement in the Omaha area culinary landscape emanates from a fortuitous job opportunity

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Rediscovering an Old World: Tuna Carpaccio with Spicy Asian Citrus Drizzle

I look at food as much more than just a way to experience incredible flavors and wonderful new taste sensations – I see food as a portal that can transport us to another time and place. It can touch us

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Pickle or Die

Long ago, people ate what they grew, and grew what they ate. If they couldn’t gather or grow it, so it is said, they didn’t eat it. If they didn’t eat, they died, so they stayed busy. If they caught

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Fall Food Memories: Thai Pumpkin Bisque Recipe

Why is comfort food so popular at many restaurants nowadays? Because a big bowl of mac and cheese is more than just a way to fuel your body, it’s also a time machine that takes you back to your childhood.

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