Category Archives: Farm-to-Table Restaurants

May I Have the Envelope, Please

Dinner in parchment, en papillote, should be a default meal, although I rarely see it on a restaurant menu and seldom use the technique at home.  And so it was last night as I [can I say] scurried to meet my … Continue reading

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Kitchen Ninjas

Training Kitchen Ninjas.  So says the Oregon Culinary Institute sign at 1701 SW Jefferson. The day I stopped by a class of students was doing trial by fire in the OCI kitchen and dining room.  Jumping into the throes of cooking and … Continue reading

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Biscuit’s First Outdoor Dining Experience

I’m all about looking for the benefit (the bright light, if you will) in any situation, particularly as it relates to enhancing (or increasing) my food experiences. Living two blocks from the Covington Mainstrasse restaurant core is the firehose infusion … Continue reading

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Nectar

Peaceful pleasure.  That’s what I feel when I have the gift of enjoying a beautifully presented, expertly prepared farm-to-table meal.  I had such an experience last week at Nectar in Mt Lookout Square.  As a starter, I had Carrot Gnocchi with … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year: North Pond

As I was researching New Years Eve celebrations, I was reminded that a sure sign of a truly great farm-to-table restaurant is its willingness to showcase the farmers who provide the raw ingredients for its dishes. At the very top of … Continue reading

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The Essence of Friendship: Jean-Robert’s Table

I’ll say it again.  Cincinnati’s culinary heritage, significant as it is, is enriched by Jean-Robert’s Table. Food is a pure pleasure of life, one of the very few true pleasures.  I say that often, as well.  How fortunate we are … Continue reading

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Topolobampo: Chicago Farm-to-Table

Rick Bayless is prominent in the culinary world as a advocate for and educator of authentic Mexican cuisine.  Numerous books and awards are to Rick’s credit, including the IACP National Julia Child Cookbook Award and the James Beard Award.  Rick is often … Continue reading

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