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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: Reinecker’s Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Reinecker’s Bakery

Babka is a type of treat that takes on a lot of forms and interpretations. You can score a Seinfeld-famous chocolate babka at mainstream joints like Trader Joe’s, and walk away with a loaf of bread that hosts infinite ribbons of chocolate filling within its folds. That’s all nice, but Reinecker’s makes a different sort […]

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Ohio’s Own: Crumbs Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Crumbs Bakery

Athens’ Crumbs Bakery has been baking breads with a wholesome bent for more than 20 years. Way before organic and natural was trendy, Crumbs Bakery was turning out artisan loaves. Their bread labels say the operation is worker-owned, though they’re a little short on the rest of the marketing schtick for those who want the […]

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Ohio’s Own: Kim Chi Pork Rinds

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Kim Chi Pork Rinds

Between lo-carb diets and fancified treatments on menus in local restaurants, pork rinds are experiencing a bona fide heyday. Once a weird, niche, vaguely creepy snack, fried pig skin is now widely accepted as a cool munching option. And so it was only a matter of time before the snack food industry started launching more […]

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Ohio’s Own: Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn

American Classic Snack Company is based in Wadsworth, and its focus is on a very particular type of American snack: popcorn. In fact, the company has been focused on popcorn for more than 30 years. And while it’s a small-town Ohio operation, you’ll find its snacks in locations throughout the United States. While the company specializes […]

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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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