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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: Happy Potato Chip Day

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Happy Potato Chip Day

Thursday, March 14, is National Potato Chip Day.  It’s worth pointing out that March 14 is also National Pie (Pi = 3.14) Day. The pie angle makes sense. It leaves 364 other days available to celebrate potato chips, but for whatever reason, the deciders have set March 14 for the salty snack too. So, here we […]

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Ohio’s Own: Omega Buns

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Omega Buns

Although a diet of bacon, eggs and cheese has some attractive features, the low-carb lifestyle has heretofore been unexplored territory. Up front, carbs are my favorite food group, especially the sweet, sweet sugary ones. That said, there’s a whole world out there that’s found a relatively healthy lifestyle by restricting carbohydrate intake. That means restricting candy […]

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Ohio’s Own: Jane’s Dough Foods

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Jane’s Dough Foods

Jane’s Dough Foods was an accidental discovery. It came on the heels of the February shuttering of the Kroger Bakery Downtown. In the wake of its demise, Jane’s Dough Foods posted a supportive hiring notice targeted to displaced workers. Jane’s offered some parachutes to Kroger casualties and an extra disclosure: Jane’s is a Donatos project.  So, […]

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Ohio’s Own: Pita Krunch

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Pita Krunch

We’re still not quite done with the whole Ohio chips discussion. The selection of offerings in the Ohio snack scene is robust — robust enough to host, in addition to lots of potato and corn chips, pita chips too. That means we’ve got some international flair to investigate. Of course, international and local are two […]

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Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Giannios Candy Co.

Eventually, there’s going to be a point in this discussion where Giannios Candy Company gets accolades and raves. But at first blush, it’s excellence feels like a cruel reminder of all that is wrong in the mass-market chocolate candy world. If you’ve been around here very long, you know that things don’t have to be […]

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Ohio’s Own: Bowman & Landes Turkey Sausage

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Bowman & Landes Turkey Sausage

Sick of turkey yet? This one’s different. We’re not just talking turkey, we’re talking turkey sausage. And it’s not just turkey sausage, it’s Ohio-grown turkey sausage. It’s free range, anti-biotic free, Ohio Turkey Sausage from Bowman & Landes Farms. In a world of mystery meat, this particular Turkey sausage has some features worth celebrating. Turkey, […]

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Ohio’s Own: Minerva Butter Roll

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Minerva Butter Roll

Buying a butter roll is a commitment. It’s not just your regular 1-pound box of sticks. Rolls are typically two untidy amorphous pounds of milk fat. There’s no quarters; the roll is just a big cylindrical blob, loosely wrapped in waxy paper. But what’s printed on the paper kinda matters. Case in point, butter from […]

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