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Ohio’s Own

There are many great local food products made here in Central Ohio and all throughout our great state. In our “Ohio’s Own” series, we take a closer look at some of the fine products our artisan food businesses create for all to enjoy.

Ohio’s Own: Woody’s Original Clamlube

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Woody’s Original Clamlube

For whatever reason, Woody’s Original Clamlube is not something you’d typically guess was an Ohio’s Own product. It looks more like something from California, which makes sense, because the lube also boasts California roots. Evidently, it’s local to both California and Ohio, with a label that proclaims its origins as Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco, […]

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Ohio’s Own: Asempe Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Asempe Bread

We’ve talked about this. The Downtown pop-ups at Hills Market for Asempe Kitchen are golden. True to pop-up form, the dining opportunities with the West African operation exist for only a few hours each week. Asempe’s pop-ups offer, at least, predictable hours on Wednesdays, so you know when to visit. But, should you develop a […]

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Ohio’s Own: Kalezees Kale Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Kalezees Kale Chips

Somehow, kale is still a thing. That’s pretty good news. In the world of food trends, it’s nice when something that’s hip is also freakishly nutritious. That’s not the case for mocha lattes and high octane craft beer. Raw kale is still frequently featured in smoothies and salads here in town. You don’t see it […]

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Ohio’s Own: Fired Up Pizza

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Fired Up Pizza

“Gourmet” and “Frozen Pizza” are a couple of terms you don’t usually use in close proximity. Frozen pizza connotes desperation food, food consumed when you are too tired to cook, go out, or even type in an online order to a delivery joint. And although Fired Up Pizza’s frozen pizza project doesn’t use the term […]

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Ohio’s Own: Hen of the Woods Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Hen of the Woods Potato Chips

Just when it seemed like every Ohio potato chip had been acquired and assessed, Hen of the Woods popped into the picture. Hen of the Woods makes Kettle Chips in flavors that include an eye-catching one with “A touch of smoke.” As luck would have it, the back of the Hen’s page says the company […]

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Ohio’s Own: Sabauce

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Sabauce

Sabauce can be found at lots of local gourmet grocers … if you know where to look. It’s a locally made marinade for meat, but you won’t find it on the shelves next to the teriyaki and A1. Instead, Sabauce is in the refrigerator section. At Weiland’s, specifically, it’s behind the glass in the butcher […]

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Ohio’s Own: Crazy Monkey Baking’s Granola Cookie Crumble

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Crazy Monkey Baking’s Granola Cookie Crumble

Overheard at the grocer: “I’m really getting into artisanal granola.” This was followed by the horrified realization that those words, those pretentious words, came from my own mouth. It’s sad but true — there is some really good artisanal granola out there. To wit: the goods I profiled here and here. While definitions of “artisanal” can […]

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