Category Archives: Cookbooks

The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook

A friend in Oxford asked me excitedly during my recent trip to the South if I’d heard of or owned the B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook. I had a copy sitting on my desk way back in Nebraska and I … Continue reading

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On Midwestern Food

The first Jell-O salad I have ever wanted to eat, courtesy of Amy Thielen’s new book “The New Midwestern Table.” It’s pretty exciting to see the food I’ve grown up with — the food many of us have — in … Continue reading

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Isa’s Top Omaha Vegan Bites

So this is the amazing Tofu Stroganoff of dreams that I made with Isa Chandra Moskowitz. She was gracious enough to let me and a World-Herald photographer hang out with her in her Omaha kitchen and cook recipes from her … Continue reading

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Fall books I’m excited to read (and cook with)

I get oodles of books at work — we’ve been over this — and this fall a few stand out. Here’s my latest stack to read: Isa Does It (Oct. 22) is one of my most anticipated releases this year, … Continue reading

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Spring Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. The contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Dianna Calvert! I am so ready for it to be spring; I think we all are. So in the hopes of making it get … Continue reading

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Appetite for China virtual potluck

So the blog post about the virtual Chinese potluck is live on Appetite for China. Go check it out! It includes a link to my post about making Kung Pao Chicken as well as lots of other amazing looking Chinese … Continue reading

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Mapo Tofu

As promised, here’s the second of my two posts about cooking Chinese from Diana Kwan’s book “The Chinese Takeout Cookbook.” I’ll be giving a copy away in the coming weeks, so look for the contest. I’m still deciding what to … Continue reading

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Making “the real” Kung Pao Chicken

Because its the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake — and I’m a snake year baby — I decided to dust off my wok and cook some Asian food. After our trip to China last year, I’ve … Continue reading

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Life lately

A few snaps from what I’ve been doing lately. Last Saturday I spent the day in Lincoln for what Matthew deemed “The Lincoln Day of Fun.” And it was fun. Top to bottom: A snap at one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Food Resolutions

I have been reading with lots of interest the recent posts on the Kitchn about food resolutions. The site asked its readers to send in what food, cooking and kitchen related stuff they resolved to change for 2013. Some of the … Continue reading

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