can’t hit a farmers market this time of year without being overwhelmed
by the sight of beautiful locally grown tomatoes, not to mention
countless other varieties of produce. But there are only so many meals
in a summer day, right?
Farmers markets are always the best place
to shop for the freshest local produce, meats, dairy, flowers and goods
in general, and Over-the-Rhine’s Findlay Market — Ohio’s oldest
surviving municipal market house — is certainly one of the finest.
If you drive north on East Liberty in
Over-the-Rhine and take a right onto McMicken Avenue, you’ll pass a
building whose glass-paneled front doors stand out slightly from the
semi-dilapidated storefronts that line the rest of the street.
Over-the-Rhine’s creative class continues
to add more and more bars, restaurants and shops for its denizens and
tourists, including the recent addition (or relocation) of Picnic and
Pantry, a convenience store filled with quality sundries and carryout
“Buy a thing of arugula from the store.
Dump it in a bowl.” This is the beginning of Mandy Levy’s Buffauxlo
Chicken Salad recipe from her new book Calorie Accounting: The Foolproof Diet-by-Numbers Plan for a Skinnier New You.
Cincinnati knows sausage. Because of our German heritage and historical link to the hog industry — certainly you’ve heard the nickname Porkopolis bandied about — we’ve gotten pretty used to all manner of pork products playing a strong role in our diet.
It’s that time of year — when food seems to become the enemy for most people. We feel guilty gorging ourselves on sumptuous holiday delicacies and make a resolution that come New Year’s Day it’s back to the treadmill and nibbling on rabbit food.
The words “kid-friendly” and “foodie” are seldom spoken in the same breath. That is, unless you are speaking with Jean-Robert and Annette de Cavel, founders of the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation and hosts of the foundation’s annual Friends and Family Brunch at the Midwest Culinary Institute.
Nothing bridges cultural gaps better than
sharing a meal together. Food does far more than nourish the body — it
tells the story of who we are, where we’ve been, our trials and
tribulations and, most importantly, does so in a most delightful way.