Meet Dr. Amy Yaroch from the Gretchen Swanson Center of Nutrition

Just recently, I had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Amy Yaroch, the Executive Director at the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, about her role as Executive Director and the role The Center of Nutrition plays in the Omaha food system and how the Center of Nutrition is connected to Food Day Omaha. 

As an independent non-profit nutrition center, which began in 1973, The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition has been taking a new direction ever since Dr. Amy Yaroch began in March of 2009. She was offered the task of refocusing the Center of Nutrition to specific areas that fit within her own passion wheelhouse such as farm-to-school programs, childhood obesity, and safer food systems...

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A Different Kind of Bistro

Among the first things you notice at Sage Student Bistro is the staff's earnestness. Greeters, servers and cooks are all students in Metropolitan Community College's respected Institute for Culinary Arts, whose sleek building is the face of the Fort Omaha campus' south entrance.

This hidden dining gem occupies an intimate corner space just off the lobby. The contemporary, neo-industrial decor is accented by warm touches. Windows help open up the room and overlook the horticulture department greenhouse, the main supplier of Sage's locally-sourced produce. Some of that fresh goodness is grown in a herb garden surrounding a small, semi-secluded patio outside the bistro.

Culinary students...

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Crumbs: 2012 Omaha Hospitality Hall of Fame

The Omaha Hospitality Hall of Fame was created to recognize those who have given significant contributions to the hospitality industry in Omaha. Past inductees have had success as restaurant owners, chefs, food educators, food writers, purveyors and many other food related careers. Nominees into the Hall of Fame are put forth before a committee mostly comprised of past inductees and board members from the Omaha Restaurant Association. Once selected, new inductees are honored at a banquet and become one of the many faces on the Hall of Fame wall of inductees, which is located at the Institute of Culinary Arts, North Omaha campus.

On Sunday October 21, the 19th annual Omaha Hospitality...

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Got Deer?

Venison, as deer is commonly referred to once it goes from pasture to plate, adorns the tables of two kinds of people – those who hunt and those who know someone who hunts. Sure it does end up on a restaurant menu from time to time, but it doesn’t reach most of the population, which is a shame because there is plenty venison to go around.

About four years ago the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission set out to connect the hunter and the non-hunter over a mutual love of this all natural low-fat, high protein and iron rich red meat. The result is the Deer Exchange Program, a website where hunters can search to find people who want venison and those who want it can search for hunters who are...

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Crumbs: Local Food News

What's In Season

Apples
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Hearty Greens
Herbs
Lettuce
Melons
Onions
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Winter Squash
Sweet Corn
Tomatoes

Food Day Omaha                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mark Sunday, Oct. 21 on your calendars and get ready to Celebrate Food Day Omaha. As part of a nationwide effort to promote healthier diets, sustainable and organic farms and reduce hunger the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition and the Omaha Farmer's Market have joined forces...

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Crumbs

How was Omaha Restaurant Week? Hope many of you were able to get out and eat for great prices and a great cause. Due to such great success, The Grey Plume is extending their Omaha Restaurant Week prix fixe menu through the end of the month. Menu will change for available ingredients but the prix fixe price of $39 will remain the same. In addition, they will be donating 5% of restaurant week proceeds to the Foodbank of the Heartland. Call 402.763.4447 or visit thegreyplume.com to make reservations.

A couple suggestions for Husker Game day…

 Shuck’s Restuarants are offering ½ price Bloody Mary’s all day on Husker game day. This offer is available at any one of their three locations. 

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