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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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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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Soup Du Jour

Soup Revolution prowls Omaha serving creative bowls I’d heard about the soup truck for months, and with the leaves changing and the smell of backyard campfires in the air, it was finally time for some hot soup. I checked the location online at soup-revolution.com. The truck was supposed to be at the MUD building, so I headed downtown. At the corner of 17th and Harney, I saw several white trucks — all servicemen. But just northeast of the MUD headquarters, a short line formed in front of a small, white van. Sara DeMars Cerasoli started her roving soup truck, called Soup Revolution, in the heat of summer, bringing lunch to hungry working folks. She changes locations as often as she...

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Trader Joe’s, a California-based grocer, plans to open its first Omaha store Nov. 12, at One Pacific Place. The grocery chain made a name for itself with its extensive wine selection and for selling organic food at a reasonable price. For more information, visit traderjoes.com. In other grocer news, Thursday, Sept. 30, Wohlner's opened its second store at the Midtown Crossing development on the corner of 33rd and Dodge. The store has the meat and deli counter its patrons have grown to love. The locally owned grocery moved from its store at 52nd and Leavenworth two years ago to the shiny Aksarben Crossing development. It has also opened a sandwich cart at the University of Nebraska at...

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Edible Estates

Fritz Haeg presents for daOMA Design Alliance Omaha kicks off its fall season with author, architect, designer and gardener Fritz Haeg. Best known for his book Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, soon to be released in its second edition, Haeg will be in Omaha Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. Haeg’s 2008 book was one of the harbingers for the explosion in edible gardening. First Lady Michelle Obama’s embracing of the trend furthered the popularity. The second edition of Haeg’s book documents edible estates in a number of locations across the U.S. and England, and gives personal accounts of home gardeners about the good and bad that comes with growing food. The book also includes...

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Ingredient will open its second restaurant in Omaha, at One Pacific Place in the space vacated by California Pizza Kitchen. The Kansas City-area restaurant boasts a repertoire of fresh food made fast. The company’s first Omaha outlet opened several months ago at the Midtown Crossing development. The One Pacific Place restaurant marks its seventh outlet. Visit ingredientrestaurant.com. Nebraska Brewing Co.’s Melange a Trois won a bronze medal in the wood- and barrel-aged strong beers category at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival held Sept. 16-18, in Denver. Judges rank the top three brews in 75 categories. The Nebraska Brewing Co.’s beer placed third in a competitive category...

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