Shucks goes green, Kobe on the move ...

* Last week’s Dish feature “Defining Delicious” profiled Metropolitan Community College Institute for Culinary Arts’ Chef Brian O’Malley. He was incorrectly identified as the current president of the Heartland Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. O’Malley was president from 2005-2007 and is currently publication chair. The organization’s current president is Chef Kevin Newlin of the Kroc Center. We regret the error. * Local fishmongers and seafood savants, the folks at Shucks Fish House & Oyster Bar — with locations at 168th and Center, and 119th and Pacific — are going green. They’ve replaced most of their disposable utensils with silverware and flatware that...

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Kokumi

Those crazy Japanese scientists keep discovering new flavors. First it was umami, the detection of savory, and now it’s kokumi. Unlike salty, sweet and bitter, the compounds that make up kokumi don’t have a distinct flavor. Rather, kokumi acts as a sort of amplifier for flavors, making salty foods saltier, savory foods more savory and sweet foods more sweet. While that won’t affect your dinner plans, it’s good news for food scientists, as this creates the potential to create better tasting, more healthful options. By upping the kokumi in, say, potato chips, they could make a low-fat version as satisfying as its greasy, salty cousin.   Can’t put down starchy food? It might be in...

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Daily Grub

Your local vegan restaurant, Daily Grub, is now serving dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m. The restaurant, at 20th and Pierce, used to be exclusively a lunch spot, serving sopes, soups and fresh juice to diners on weekdays. Check out dailygrubomaha.com. Shawn Robinson, of Urban Wine Co. origins, and his partner Lila Anderson are opening another wine-focused restaurant called Nosh Wine Lounge about five blocks due north of UWC (at 10th and Dodge). The menu will focus on appetizers and feature up to 80 wines by the glass, plus bottle service. The restaurant is slated to open in February. Visit noshwine.com. — Lainey Seyler Comments? Questions? Want more? Check out our...

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Crumbs

Last week Wal-Mart announced it’s launching a global initiative to up its commitment to sustainable agriculture by including more local meat and produce in its stores. “Grocery is more than half of Wal-Mart’s business,” Michael T. Duke, president and chief executive told The New York Times. “Yet only four of our 39 public sustainability goals address food.” Some of the initiatives include selling $1 billion in food sourced from 1 million small and medium farmers, sourcing only beef that doesn’t contribute to the deforestation of the Amazon, and asking suppliers to divulge the amount of water, energy, fertilizer and pesticides used per unit of food...

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Crumbs

Author Katherine Leiner will be at the Novel Idea Bookstore, 118 N. 14th St. in Lincoln, this Wednesday, Oct. 27, to promote her new book GROWING ROOTS: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks and Food Activists. The book is a collection of interviews, color photographs and recipes from young people nationwide who are committed to edible sustainability. The free event starts at 7 p.m. — Kyle Tonniges

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Crumbs

In last issue’s cover story, “Home Grown,” about the Stored Potential installation, written by myself and art writer Sarah Baker Hansen, we failed to mention the hard work Lori Tatreau put into putting the installation and dinner together. Tatreau worked endlessly to connect chefs, farmers, artists and a great staff of volunteers. Feeding 500 people four courses was no small task, and Tatreau worked with Anne Tremble for months on the project. Colleen Cleek, owner of the Classy Gourmet, is closing the doors of her home-chef cooking school. The one-time contestant on “Hell’s Kitchen” is managing the Patriot Club at Offutt Air Force Base and will host her final classes at her...

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