Author: Julie Niesen

Sad news: Sheila Lukins, co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook, dies

Sad news: Sheila Lukins, co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook, dies

Wow, last Friday’s recipe was timely– Sheila Lukins, who co-authored The Silver Palate Cookbook (with Julee Rosso) 27 years ago, died on Sunday.  The Silver Palate, as I mentioned in my Chicken Marbella recipe post, was the cookbook that introduced many Americans, and in particular, […]

What’s your Food Threshhold?

What’s your Food Threshhold?

Everybody has something they won’t eat. Everyone has food they’re uncomfortable with. For some folks, it’s animal products (I have several good v*an friends). For some folks, it’s anything that isn’t “normal”; normal defined by good old American meat and potatoes. There are those that […]

Recipe: Chicken Marbella and Beer-a-rita

Recipe: Chicken Marbella and Beer-a-rita

I will not be pigeonholed into simply “restaurant blogger”, and everyone knows I’m far too busy to be a consistent “recipe blogger”.   I just like food, darnit, and I write about it.  So here’s a recipe from the restaurant blogger. Recently, we had a couple […]

Aqua now Ichiban

Aqua now Ichiban

A little birdette told me she noticed, as she was driving by Aqua, that Aqua is now orange and called Ichiban. Apparently they also had all of their furniture in a dumpster, so I guess they’re redecorating. They’re up on OpenTable and described as Japanese […]

Mini-Review: Dojo Gelato Porkopolis
Review: Nicola’s Neighborhood Special

Review: Nicola’s Neighborhood Special

One of my colleagues told me several weeks ago about Nicola’s Neighborhood Special.  I sort of blew it off– until I went to Nicola’s and ate at the bar one evening as I helped entertain out-of-town work guests.  We had what is essentially the special– […]

Thoughts about Food: Milk

Thoughts about Food: Milk

I sort of hate drinking milk. That’s not true: I despise it. As a kid, I didn’t do milk and cookies. I don’t like the flavor of milk. I don’t like the texture of milk. I’ve been brainwashed into thinking that milk will add extra […]

Review: Chi-nnati’s

Review: Chi-nnati’s

I found myself, one recent weekday night, hungry for something.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on what.  I had a few qualifications: 1) It had to be on my way home from work, and, since by that time it was 6:30, not far off […]

Elsewhere around Cincinnati: 5chw4r7z

Elsewhere around Cincinnati: 5chw4r7z

So, in the comments in 5chw4r7z’s blog, Anonymous writes: “Watch the Seny space.” So what’s going in there– anyone know?  The Nomerati say they hear rumors of Chinese, but I’ve heard nothing.  What’s the story, Morning Glory?

Tonight’s Bootsy’s special: $100 at Carlo and Johnny’s

Tonight’s Bootsy’s special: $100 at Carlo and Johnny’s

I swear I’ve got food reviews to post. It’s another $100 night– this time to Carlo and Johnny’s. Suburbanites– get your tushes downtown for an evening. City folk? Go out to the suburbs with the gift certificate, it’s a really, really nifty restaurant (with lots […]

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