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Close to the Heart: Interview with Jean-Robert de Cavel

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Seven years ago, Jean-Robert de Cavel and his wife, Annette, lost their baby girl to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Seated on a stool, in the midst of construction in his new restaurant, five-star cuisine is the furthest thing from JR’s mind. Cincinnati’s most famous chef talks about how he helped turn his own personal […]

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A Spin on Classic Pasta Carbonara

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Here I go again, getting all riled up about something that’s not in season, something that has nothing to do with light summer fare and everything to do with thin-cut pasta and a velvet-laced egg dressing. I’m not trying to be disobedient. But if you bear with me, you’ll understand. Pinky swear. This isn’t just […]

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Cooking Quietly with Julie Francis (from Nectar Restaurant)

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THE ONLY SOUND in the kitchen comes from a deft knife breaking through a line of celery stalks. Crack-crack-crack-crack. It’s 3:00 p.m. on a hot Saturday afternoon and Julie Francis is just warming up. There are two prep cooks circling around her but all three of them are quiet. Standing in her T-shaped kitchen, her […]

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