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This Is Why Food Trucks Will Take Over The Banks Thursday

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Downtown diners will have a chance Thursday to preview some of the food trucks participating in this year's Taste of Cincinnati event.

Any dumpster diver can tell you: Grocery stores throw away a lot of food.

But food discarded off the shelf is just one way that grub gets trashed. There's other waste along a grocery store's supply chain —rejected crops at farms, for example — that's often overlooked. So The Center for Biological Diversity and The "Ugly" Fruit and Veg Campaign recently asked the 10 largest U.S. supermarkets how they handle food waste, and gave each store's efforts a letter grade.

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has come up with fresh takes on tuna salad, grilled ham and cheese and chicken salad sandwiches, and brings them to share with Here & Now‘s Robin Young and Lisa Mullins.

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Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week returns the week of April 16 - 22, with more than 40 area restaurants offering $25 and $35 three-course prix fixe menus. 

And Ohioans' Favorite Jelly Bean Flavor Is…

Mar 25, 2018
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An online candy store has released an interactive map of the top jelly beans flavors by state, and as it turns out, the same is true in jelly beans as it is in politics: As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.

Franklin, Ohio, just up the road in Warren County, is the home of the annual Hog Jam Music Festival, this year happening on August 25 & 26.  One of the performers and organizers, Johnny Dread, previews the event, the food, and some of the musicians already on board with Elaine Diehl.  

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Genetically Modified Organism, or GMO, is a common term for genetically engineered foods. They first showed up in the U.S. market in 1994, and now make up a large part of the most common commodity crops such as soybeans and feed corn. There are many questions surrounding GMOs. Are they safe to eat? What are the benefits to farmers and consumers?

Nikiko Masumoto Returns to the Family Farm

Apr 13, 2017

SplendidTable host Francis Lam spoke with organic peach farmer Nikiko Masumoto about returning after college to work at the Masumoto Family Farm in California. Like many farmers' children, Nikiko thought once she left for college, she'd leave the business for good, yet she returned to her roots.

Edible flowers have been part of cultural cuisines for centuries, offering unique flavors like saffron and rose. 

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Like something from a Food Network show, Findlay Kitchenan incubator located in Findlay Market is a dream come true for food entrepreneurs. 

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If your garden yielded a bumper crop this season and you have more fruits and vegetables than you can eat fresh, now is a good time to explore the variety of ways you can preserve them for use all winter long, from cold storage to canning to freezing. 

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 30-40 percent of the food supply becomes waste. 

The 3rd Annual Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, a celebration of food and drink featuring acclaimed chefs, tastings and a myriad of events, happens September 23-25 at Yeatman's Cove along the river. 

Dinner Solved!

Jul 7, 2016
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Most of us look forward to the summer months and being able to spend more time enjoying the warm weather and extra hours of sunlight. But with gardening, going to the pool, baseball, camps and, well, work, finding the time, and the desire, to cook and prepare meals can prove a challenge for many families. Katie Workman offers an answer to that problem. In her latest cookbook, "Dinner Solved! 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including YOU," she provides tips on how to easily prepare multiple dishes using simple ingredients, and how to create variations on a single recipe to satisfy everyone at the table.

10 Years Of "The Art Of Food" At The Carnegie

Feb 19, 2016

The Art of Food has become The Carnegie’s signature fundraising event and will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.

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Thanksgiving starts off the holiday season, as well as the food season. And whether you'’re a novice or long-time cook, you insist on sticking to your family’'s traditional holiday meal or you like to spice things up with new or unusual dishes, everyone can use a little help preparing that perfect holiday dinner.

The Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic returns for its second year next month, with an expanded schedule, a grand tasting, and more than 100 chefs, artisans, beverage pros and storytellers, coming together for three days of food, wine, and cocktails, in celebration of our regional dynamic food and beverage scene.

Leanne Brown’s cookbook, GOOD AND CHEAP: Eat Well on $4/Day, is a handy guide for anyone who wants to prepare nutritious, good-tasting recipes. But it is especially useful for low-income individuals and families. Ms. Brown believes kitchen skills, and not budget, are the key to great, wholesome food.  And she has made her book available to families in need across the country. 

  A group working to establish a co-op grocery store in Clifton announced last week that it had signed an agreement to purchase the old Keller’s IGA building at 319 Ludlow Ave. Now the group is working towards raising the funds needed to open the Clifton Market

The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food.

Note: This interview originally aired March 18, 2014.

  The sight of food trucks is relatively new in town, but over the last few years the number of trucks and carts serving a variety of foods, from Korean tacos to pizza to grilled cheese, along with ice cream, crepes and waffles has grown. Cincinnati is now home to more than 30 mobile food operators.

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"Come Play" at Drake's

Oct 13, 2013

On October 14th, Drake's invites you to "Come Play" with them in Florence.

Drake's calls themselves "a free-wheeling, fun-loving kind of joint. A place to hang out and let your hair down. A place to let yourself go a little. A neighborhood spot with something for everyone." The location includes a restaurant, bar and dance club.

Downtown restaurants are hoping a week-long special deal will attract foodies and their wallets.

Cincinnati's fifth annual Restaurant Week kicks off  Monday. Nearly 30 participating restaurants are offering three course meals or dinner for two for a set $35 price tag.

The group behind the effort, Do Downtown, says the goal is to increase awareness about downtown dining options.

Participating restaurants:

Holiday Cooking

Jul 2, 2013

Ideas for going beyond the traditional burgers and dogs on the grill for holiday entertaining. Our guests are

local chef Mary Butcsh and the Executive Chef at the Midwest Culinary Institute’s Summit Restaurant, Sean Kagy.

Mary McCartney is the daughter of music royalty – her parents are Sir Paul and the late Linda McCartney – and she has followed in her father’s vegetarian footsteps. She has just published Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking, and as our Barbara Gray learns, it’s full of great recipes and beautiful photography.

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The 2013 Taste of Cincinnati winners are out. The annual food festival is Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Organizers expect the event will draw 500,000 people.

*2013 Best of Taste Awards*

*Appetizer*

1st Place: Crab Rangoon, Thai Taste
2nd Place: Cuban Black Bean Soup, Silver Ladle
3rd Place: Risotto Balls, Pompilios

*Entrée*

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