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Eats: Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Last year, Donna Covrett, former Cincinnati Magazine dining editor, and Courtney Tsitouris, a food writer, designer and producer, launched the inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, a three-day event designed to, as they say, “capture the energy and enthusiasm of the Midwest’s dynamic food and beverage scene.”  

Farming in a Strip Mall

Fish waste begets fresh produce at Greener Portions Aquaponics’ suburban hydro farm

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Conjure up the image of a basic, non-descript suburban strip mall in your head and you’ll likely see the typical suspects: a dollar store, a pharmacy and a copy shop. It’s certainly not the most bucolic of settings, which is normally where you would expect to find a farm, lush with bright-green produce.  

Preserving the Harvest

Food preservation expert Cathy Barrow on the hows and whys of home preserving

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
You 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?  

Sewing the Seeds of Son & Soil

Owners of Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar launch new healthy takeout in Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Most chefs dream of owning and operating their own restaurant. In the case of Stephen Williams, chef and owner of Covington’s Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, and his wife Jessica, it was a desire to feed themselves that prompted the idea for the soon-to-open Son & Soil.

Dirt: A Modern Market

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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.  

Taste of Belgium Rookwood: Now Open

Everyone's favorite local Belgian bistro expands with a third location

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Taste of Belgium, the local Belgian bistro that specializes in great beers and Belgian food with an American twist, opened its third Greater Cincinnati location in the Rookwood Exchange (3825 Edwards Road) — beginning with breakfast today. 
“We are delighted to be a locally owned restaurant in the already great lineup at Rookwood,” says owner and founder Jean-Francois Flechet. <...  

Cooking with Cauliflower

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
While talking to my mother this past week, she informed me that all of the cauliflower in her garden was coming in at the same time and she was scrambling to find ways to quickly cook and preserve it.   

Crustaceans Collide

Learn to make your own quintessential summer seafood boil (or find one to eat minus the cook-time)

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
As a native New Yorker, many of my childhood years were spent seaside — countless summers along the Long Island Sound, eyeing the sand for crabs and learning the proper way to eat every type of clam imaginable.  
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James Beard Foundation-Style Progressive Dinner

Last year's Cincy in NYC chefs reprise their Beard dinner dishes this weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 8, 2015
This time last year, chef Jean-Robert de Cavel wrangled six of our finest local chefs for the best road trip ever to New York City's James Beard Foundation as part of Cincy in NYC, a weeklong excursion where a variety of local performing arts and cultural groups — the Cincinnati Ballet, May Festiva...  

Be Your Own Sausage King

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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.