The Scooter’s Guy

There’s a good chance that you don’t think you know Bill Kipper. He’s a fairly low-key guy and doesn’t really spend any time seeking out the limelight, so it’s a fair assumption. On the other hand, there’s an excellent chance that he’s affected you in one way or another – at least, he’s affected you if you’ve ever had a coffee from any Scooter’s anywhere.

Bill’s “the guy.” More specifically, he’s the one and only roaster for Scooter’s. Every coffee bean that comes through Scooter’s does so because Bill has researched it, ordered it, blended it and roasted it. “I’m the guy,” Bill admits. “I’m the green coffee buyer. I’m the quality control. I’m the roaster. I’m the maintenance guy. I’m...

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A Conversation with Chef Jon Seymour

Jon Seymour’s mom didn’t let him into the kitchen much while she cooked when he was a kid, but now he’s had the last laugh. “My mom always cooked, but we weren’t allowed into the kitchen so it was kind of mysterious,” he laughs. Now a semi-finalist for the National James Beard Foundation Award for Best Midwest Chef, he’s considered one of the best chefs in the Omaha area as the Head Chef at V. Mertz.

Just to be nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award is a big deal. Chefs are nominated by other people working within the food industry. He’s joined in this honor with Clayton Chapman from the Grey Plume. “I worked with Clayton at V. Mertz when he was the Chef de Cuisine. I also worked...

entered on 03/11/13 at 07:18 PM | read more »


<p>  Dr. Terry Huang</p> Doctor Lunch

It’s not your fault.

That’s what Dr. Terry Huang wants you to know if you’re obese. “It’s not your fault because obesity is a result of so many different factors: genetic factors, environmental factors, the way our society is constructed by policy, and all of those things contribute to all of us, by default, eating more and exercising less.” Dr. Huang is the chairman and professor of health promotion, social and behavioral health for UNMC’s College of Public Health, so he knows what he’s talking about.

Dr. Huang wants you to know something else. “It’s not your fault, first and foremost, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do about it.”

He’s a man who is poised to...

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Chat with Corner Creperie

There are a few places in town to order crepes, but none as dedicated to the French-style stuffed pancake as this brand new space near the Creighton campus. Over my caramel latte – crafted with house-made syrup and beans from Omaha roasters A Hill of Beans – I spoke with Head Chef Chase Grove and owners Didi and Derek Olsen for the scoop.

Tell us a bit about your culinary background. How did you get started in the restaurant industry? 

Chase: I went to the Institute for Culinary Arts at Metro Community College, straight out of high school. I was able to travel a lot doing what we call stagiaire, which is going around to different places, in the city or regionally, and spending some...

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Cook It In 2013

I’m going to break the myth that cooking from scratch, at home is faster or less expensive than snagging some takeout. In some cases, it absolutely is, in others it probably isn’t.

Cooking, like any new skill, takes time to learn. As you do more, you know more, once you know more you can do “it” faster – cut it, find it, prepare it and put it together in a snap. Once you build a foundation of basic knife skills and reserve a little space in your mind for making dinner at home sans the box or bag or plastic container you will make dinner faster. Once you know three ways to cook chicken breasts, then you may remember that bird came with a set of thighs, you will cook those a time or two...

entered on 01/09/13 at 02:00 PM | read more »


Crumbs

Lovers of Food and Music Unite!
Benefit dinners are pretty common these days but few are as cool as those that support Hear Nebraska. The nonprofit organization dedicated to making the cornhusker state a place for great music and creative talent partnered with Vegan Super Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen (http://www.theppk.com) and musical talent, The Mynabirds, for a one-night gourmet dinner and musical performance. The event will take place Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Benson. Only 20 tickets are available at $100 per ticket. The money you spend is tax deductable, which means you get to feed your soul and your stomach at the same time. For complete details check out:...

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