Shucks goes green, Kobe on the move …

* Last week’s Dish feature “Defining Delicious” profiled Metropolitan Community College Institute for Culinary Arts’ Chef Brian O’Malley. He was incorrectly identified as the current president of the Heartland Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. O’Malley was president from 2005-2007 and is currently publication chair. The organization’s current president is Chef Kevin Newlin of the […]

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Kokumi

Those crazy Japanese scientists keep discovering new flavors. First it was umami, the detection of savory, and now it’s kokumi. Unlike salty, sweet and bitter, the compounds that make up kokumi don’t have a distinct flavor. Rather, kokumi acts as a sort of amplifier for flavors, making salty foods saltier, savory foods more savory and […]

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Daily Grub

Your local vegan restaurant, Daily Grub, is now serving dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m. The restaurant, at 20th and Pierce, used to be exclusively a lunch spot, serving sopes, soups and fresh juice to diners on weekdays. Check out dailygrubomaha.com. Shawn Robinson, of Urban Wine Co. origins, and his partner Lila Anderson are opening […]

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Crumbs

Last week Wal-Mart announced it’s launching a global initiative to up its commitment to sustainable agriculture by including more local meat and produce in its stores. “Grocery is more than half of Wal-Mart’s business,” Michael T. Duke, president and chief executive told The New York Times. “Yet only four of our 39 public sustainability goals address food.” Some of the initiatives include selling $1 billion […]

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Author Katherine Leiner will be at the Novel Idea Bookstore, 118 N. 14th St. in Lincoln, this Wednesday, Oct. 27, to promote her new book GROWING ROOTS: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks and Food Activists. The book is a collection of interviews, color photographs and recipes from young people nationwide who are committed to edible sustainability. […]

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In last issue’s cover story, “Home Grown,” about the Stored Potential installation, written by myself and art writer Sarah Baker Hansen, we failed to mention the hard work Lori Tatreau put into putting the installation and dinner together. Tatreau worked endlessly to connect chefs, farmers, artists and a great staff of volunteers. Feeding 500 people […]

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Trader Joe’s, a California-based grocer, plans to open its first Omaha store Nov. 12, at One Pacific Place. The grocery chain made a name for itself with its extensive wine selection and for selling organic food at a reasonable price. For more information, visit traderjoes.com. In other grocer news, Thursday, Sept. 30, Wohlner’s opened its […]

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Ingredient will open its second restaurant in Omaha, at One Pacific Place in the space vacated by California Pizza Kitchen. The Kansas City-area restaurant boasts a repertoire of fresh food made fast. The company’s first Omaha outlet opened several months ago at the Midtown Crossing development. The One Pacific Place restaurant marks its seventh outlet. […]

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