Looking for a new cookbook to bring home? Check out North Market's new cookbook, full of more than 100 delicious recipes that bring to life the tastes and smells of our city's oldest market. The cookbook includes many recipes for foods you'll find in the market, as well as seasonal recipes from local chefs that celebrate the history and tradition of North Market. Below, find an excerpted recipe for Bigos, Polish Hunter's Stew from Hubert's Polish Kitchen, from . —Leah Wolf
Polish Hunter's Stew with Horseradish Sour Cream
Makes 6-8 servings
By Hubert Wilamowski
Hubert Wilamowski of Hubert's Polish Kitchen says he cooks dishes that most people can't even pronounce. His native dish (say "bee-ghos") is a savory Polish stew of cabbage and meat. Its name means "to douse," since Bigos is traditionally doused with wine. The centuries-old dish was originally made with wild game, but over time it has become a stew of many domestic meats. As with other stews, Bigos can be refrigerated and then reheated later—its flavor intensifies when reheated.
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Columbus' very own Jan Kish has been recognized by Dessert Professional magazine as one of the Top Ten Cake Artists of North America 2013! Jan Kish of La Petite Fleur creates delicious masterpieces of every size and shape imaginable and we are so happy that she has been recognized for all her hard work. We want to share some of her thoughts about this honor, below.
Leah Wolf: What does it mean to you to win this award?
Jan Kish: Actually, it's not an award but rather a recognition of what I do with sugar and cake – fusing the two together to be not only appealing to the palate but also the eye. Since we eat with our eyes first, we want to follow through to be just as good taste-wise. To be recognized on such an international level is incredible! When they called I almost fell out of my chair, for I can think of many other individuals who should be on this list. It's a short list that covers a lot of territory and I was shocked and incredibly honored that my peers and then some would view my work in this light!
From breaking down apple differences to exploring lavender's uses, Deb Knapke has contributed a wide range of gardening and plant knowledge to our magazine. Owner of her aptly named consulting business, The Garden Sage, Deb is a whirlwind of gardening activity. In addition to tending her own gardens, Deb teaches for the Landscape Design and Management Program at Columbus State Community College, designs gardens, volunteers at Columbus area gardens and has co-authored five books. Read on to learn more about Deb, her favorite gardens to visit, and her great tips for beginning gardeners.—Leah Wolf
Leah Wolf: When did you first discover your love of gardening?
Debra Knapke: I've gardened my whole life, from weeding my dad's vegetable garden to buying tropicals for my college apartment to gardening now on 2/3 of an acre. Plants have been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Not sure I "discovered" gardening as much as embraced it as an essential part of my life.
LW: What led you to combine writing and gardening?
DK: Opportunity. I started writing notes in a journal about my gardens in the mid 80's. When I was the Garden Chair and then the curator of Herb Garden at Inniswood Metro Gardens, I would contribute notes about the garden and its plants to the newsletter of the Central Ohio Unit of the Herb Society of America. Then I contributed to newsletters of other organizations. My next step was writing for Garden Gate Magazine and Fine Gardening and then co-authoring books with Lone Pine Publishing. My gardening informs my writing and my writing pushes me to explore more about gardens and their inhabitants.