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The Eat Drink Indy community cookbook now available

Jun 3rd, 2020 | Jolene’s Blog, News

It’s ready! The Eat Drink Indy community cookbook features more than 175 recipes contributed by area chefs, bartenders,home cooks, business owners and local food fans. You’ll find drink recipes, main dishes, soups, salads, sides, bread and lots of desserts! Proceeds from the sale of this e-book will benefit the Equilibre Foundation, a local nonprofit organization … more »

A local food community cookbook

Apr 24th, 2020 | Jolene’s Blog, News

If you’ve followed me over the years, you know that I love community cookbooks. I have a variety of favorites, and I always feel like this type of cookbook is where you’ll find the recipe that real people are really making. These are the dishes that people bring to their friends when they need comfort, … more »

An Eat Drink Indy community cookbook!

Share a recipe and help our community! Whether you’re a professional chef, home cook, barbecue enthusiast, baker or bartender, we hope you’ll share a recipe or two for an Eat Drink Indy cookbook to benefit our local hospitality community. Think about those recipes you make for your family, the dishes you share with friends when … more »

Writing again…hope you’ll read again

Apr 9th, 2020 | Jolene’s Blog

March 25, 2020 Somehow things seemed better today, in the wind and the sunshine, even though I know they’re not. The fresh air felt so good. Driving fast on the highway with the windows down, everything seemed okay for a while, like I could blow all the bad news away, the way you air out … more »

April can’t be trusted

Apr 21st, 2018 | Jolene’s Blog, News

It’s always one of those months when it’s never really reliably warm. Especially this year. I mean, it’s almost May, and it still feels like it could snow. Or freeze. Or something. You just can’t count on April. I just want some nice, warm, 70-degree days. But apparently, that’s too much to ask. Today, for … more »

Happy New Year

Jan 1st, 2018 | Jolene’s Blog

It was a loooong 2017, wasn’t it? But here we are, on a bright, clear January day, with a bright new year ahead of us. I’m looking forward to better days ahead, and I wish you all the same!

Duos to open in Indy City Market

Jul 13th, 2017 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Amid the bad news of restaurant closings in Indianapolis, it’s nice to hear some good news of expansion. Duos, the popular restaurant from Becky and David Hostetter and John Garnier, which also has locations at Eskenazi Health and in the International Medical Group building at Meridian and 30th streets  — as well as a food … more »

In Praise of Supper Clubs

Jul 8th, 2017 | Jolene’s Blog

When was the last time you had dinner with friends?  While looking for an email about the local dining group Circle City Supper Club, I found this draft of a story that appeared in The Star in 2008.  It’s about supper clubs — friends who get together regularly to cook and enjoy a meal and … more »

Learn spice blending from a master

Feb 8th, 2017 | Events, Jolene’s Blog

I hear about a lot of cool food-related events, but I can’t always get to them or even just get them posted. But this one is too good to miss. Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington is hosting master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz, author of The Art of Blending and The Spice Companion and owner of … more »

Cornbread: sweet or not?

Jan 26th, 2017 | Cook, Jolene’s Blog

I got the chance to talk with celeb chef Alex Guarnaschelli last weekend at the Fantastic Food Fest in Indianapolis, and among the topics our conversation touched on was cornbread, specifically whether her recipe includes sugar. Short answer: It does. Which makes sense, as she’s from New York. Apparently, it’s a northern thing to add … more »
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