Issue 28

Extraordinary Argentine Wine

Every day I wake up and feel lucky to get to do the work I do. As a wine industry professional, I am often a guest at fabulous dinners, I meet winemakers from all over the globe and taste their

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Rock, Paper, ‘Dinermite’ Eating On the Road

Editor’s Note: Omaha has developed a reputation as a ‘music town’ around the nation so we figured a good way to visit some of the food our community encounters was to talk to one of the finer bands in Omaha

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Continental Drift: Lessons learned and unlearned from my time in the Eurozone

Every little boy has his first romantic crush. Don’t tell anyone, but mine was with food: mashed potatoes and gravy, to be specific. Mom used to tell the story of when the family was dining at the precursor of Mr.

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Barolo – a Place, a Wine, a Book

My wife, Karen, and I were at the Council Bluffs Public Library taking down an exhibit we curated, “Sixty Years of Iowa Jewish Cookbooks,” (22 volumes), now on display at UNO’s Criss Library, and traveling to Des Moines in the

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Eating, Drinking & Biking Around Omaha

Oh, the bicycle. There is no nobler method of transport; its awe-inspiring grace only surpassed by unparalleled precision, and such simplicity! A design centuries old, yet capable of propelling even the modestly athletic to daring speeds. And it’s the speed

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Comfort Food from India

There are a few things that strike me when I reflect on my favorites when it comes to food and drink. The first is that, for me at least, my favorite dishes and drinks are not the best ones I’ve

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Finding the Food: Wahoo, Nebraska

The recent opening of Lake Wanahoo just outside of Wahoo, Nebraska got me thinking about the area and what might be out there for food options for visitors. In my country drives I used to end up in Wahoo from

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Cheese Romance Comte’

Cheese is culture, is life. This has long been my credo, and when I was asked to share my passion with the readers of Food & Spirits Magazine I was thrilled. My mind raced back through the many Cheese Clubs,

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Finding the Food: Valley, Nebraska

Recently, I have spent a few days looking for a town or area to write about for this quarter’s article, and, surprisingly, it was more difficult than usual. Many times when driving around the back roads and through the towns

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Finding the Food: Lincoln Highway and Elkhorn

My latest adventure to find pockets of food outside of the Omaha area didn’t bring me far away from town. A short jaunt down the historic cobblestone Lincoln Highway brought me to the familiar old main street of Elkhorn. The

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