Top Five: Chicken Dishes (No Breasts Allowed)

My wife and I love cooking with chicken. It is an incredibly affordable and versatile protein, and it works well with almost any seasoning, cuisine and cooking method. As a result, we end up cooking at least one chicken dish every week – sometimes two – and even when we buy high-quality organic poultry from…

Melt Eclectic Cafe

With Oktoberfest in town, my wife and I decided to ditch downtown on Saturday, September 16, and head to Cincinnati’s rock’n’roll neighborhood. Known as a haven for the edgy and artistic, Northside also boasts a diverse food scene. Amidst the coffee shops and cafés, diners and drive-thrus, visitors and locals alike can find some of…

Eat It All

When it comes to eating, I have quite the penchant for adventure. I jump at the chance to try exotic dishes and experience exciting new flavors, and I never turn away from something unfamiliar. Throughout the years I have eaten everything from calf brains, pig ears and goose carpaccio to tripe sandwiches, mealworms and horned…

Top Five: Vegetarian Dishes

Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts highlighting some of my favorite meals to cook. For this first installment, I decided to take a closer look at my top five favorite vegetarian dishes. Although vegetarian cuisine comes as an afterthought for most people, I always enjoy the chance to…

Collective CAC & Hello Honey

To kick off our late-summer vacation, my wife and I decided to go on an afternoon date to the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday, September 3. We hadn’t been to the museum for a while, and we were excited to see the new exhibits and installations. To start our afternoon date, we…

Don’t Make Your Kitchen A Restaurant

A major pitfall for the home cook is trying to make food look like it does in restaurants. While ingredients should be fresh and high quality and while great taste should always be a top priority, the average home cook simply doesn’t have the time, tools or money needed to produce professional meals. Like most…