Jackson Rouse Comes Full Circle with Cuisine

Photo by G. Yek: Jackson Rouse at Bauer European Farm Kitchen

Chef Jackson Travis Rouse looks to heritage — both his and the city’s — to create the cuisine at Bauer Farm Kitchen. This very personal journey has not only won him acclaim, it’s brought him home.

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Tea Eggs (茶叶蛋) and School Days

Photo by G. Yek: Ling presenting a pair of tea eggs — one peeled and one still in shell

Born and raised in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province in Southwest China, Ling Peng stands in her kitchen in Cincinnati, Ohio and gazes at the tea eggs on the countertop. The eggs are hard boiled and distinctively marbled, much like a webbed veil.

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New Year’s Luck

Photo by G. Yek: Kathleen Norris (L) and Grace Yek on New Year’s Day

Thanks to Kathleen Norris’s invitation to her New Year’s Day gathering, I started off the New Year with “good luck” food. I’m not particularly superstitious, but like everybody else, I’m all for a little added insurance. Take it from me, her black-eyed peas and greens were lip-smacking tasty. She even made a vegetarian version out of an abundance of hospitality…

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