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Diner: Lost in the Supermarket

The baby care aisle yields a surprising food epiphany

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Taking a wrong turn in the grocery store a couple of days ago, I stumbled into the baby care aisle and discovered a brand new fluorescently-lit world there. It's a world full of strange and unfa  

Diner: The Days of Tsipouro & Mezes

An eater relishes his downtime in Greece

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 5, 2006
It's a sunny day not too long ago, and I am sipping from an iced glass of tsipouro outside my favorite ouzeri on Skiathos, a pretty island in the Aegean Sea, wondering why I don't live here yea  

Diner: Hog Heaven

Making sausage at home ... and loving it

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 7, 2006
It's a Sunday evening, and I'm trying to maintain my grip on 3 feet of wet and slippery hog's intestines. Pale, translucent loops of it float in a large mixing bowl, which sits in the kitchen   

Cover Story: Opera, With Mud

Local pubs offer a month-long home away from home for soccer's World Cup

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 31, 2006
"Someone said, 'Football is more important than life and death to you,' and I said, 'Listen, it's more important than that.' " -- Huddersfield Football Club manager and Scotland interna  

Diner: Elemental Eating

Jill and David Fankhauser find culinary solace in earthy pleasures

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Tall and lanky, David Fankhauser strides absent-mindedly across his Pierce Township pasture, checking off edible plants as he goes. "Do you know this one?" he asks, pointing to a thick carpet   

Diner: Soup for Nuts

Slowing down to appreciate the healing power of homemade soups

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 5, 2006
It's a gray Monday evening near the end of March -- the last day of winter, no less -- and I'm leaning over my stove, contemplating the rolling waters of a stockpot. Dental surgery has left me   

Diner: Belly of the Beast

Do you know where your meat comes from?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Dick Stehlin is holding his hands about 18 inches apart to frame the ribcage of a dead pig, hanging upside down at Stehlin's Meat Market in Colerain Township. "Now, this is your pork loin," he  

Diner: Big Appetites

Competitive eaters do their best to avoid reversals

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Click Here For Exclusive Video Kevin "The Carburetor" Carr is belching again, his cheeks puffed out partly with air but mostly with noodles, chili and cheese. A Columbus-based competitive e  

Diner: Correctional Cuisine

Time for dinner -- with a side of nutriloaf -- at the Gray Bar Hotel

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 4, 2006
It's a Friday evening and I'm sitting in the officer's dining room at the Hamilton County Corrections Center downtown, in front of a scuffed plastic tray of inmate food. The tabletop is greasy  

Cover Story: Leaping into Buildings in a Single Bound

Northside man can't help himself from helping his community

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 4, 2006
A little more than a year ago Brian Mueller took a leap of faith in Northside and, thus far, has failed to come back down. By all accounts, he's still airborne. His friends and family might be f