Category: Food

I scream for the Taste of Summer Festival

On Aug. 5, the Taste of Summer Festival was held at Central Park on Main in Broken Arrow. The festival’s activities included water wars and water inflatables, active zone, arts and crafts, treasure dig, and various vendors. This year was its 21st year of hosting the event. For more information about the event and the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: “Spring Salad” is a tasty recipe from the former USSR

Tatyana Nyborg, TCC Connection Metro Campus editor, likes to collect food recipes. “Spring Salad” is one of her findings. It is an egg salad that is easy to cook. Collect several eggs and boil them. Remove the egg shells and cut the eggs into small pieces. Smash the eggs to create a porridge-like mass. Add […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Heh is a delicious Korean salad recipe from Kazakhstan

from Kazakhstan  Tatyana Nyborg, TCC Connection Metro Campus editor, likes to collect unusual recipes. Heh is one of her findings. It is a vegetable salad with fish or meat, and it is a traditional food of Russian-speaking Koreans from the former Soviet Union.  Choose fish, such as carp or zander, or meat, such as beef […]

Gray’s Analysis: Tafvmpuce – Wild Onions – A Reason to Come Together  

As I sat down to begin researching for my next article, my wife, Cheyenne Gray, made an exciting discovery. Just 10 feet from our front porch, was a strange clump of grass. For years we would mow it over in the summer, and each year it would just grow back. My wife, being the green […]

Reporter’s Notebook: American fast food brands grow in popularity in Kazakhstan

During the last decade, I traveled to Kazakhstan, a republic of the former USSR. (Kazakhstan has long borders with Russia in the north and with China in the south.) I noticed several American fast food restaurants were increasing in popularity there. I visited some of the restaurants and could see similarities as well as differences […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Olad’ya is a babushka’s recipe and a delicious meal for breakfast you need to know

Olad’ya is small size pancake or fritter and a popular breakfast meal in the former Soviet Union. The recipe of olad’ya was passed from babushkas (grandmas) to vnuchkas (grandaughters) in that part of the world for centuries. Olad’ya is usually about two and a half inches long and two inches wide. Here is a recipe […]

Reporter’s Notebook: How to cook squash – two delicious recipes from Kazakhstan

Squash is a vegetable and is sold at every supermarket. They are usually green and yellow colors looking like fatty comas. Some shoppers mistake the green squash for cucumbers.      I have not seen squash served too often at parties or restaurants in Oklahoma. I think it is because of the lack of good recipes. […]

Reporter’s Notebook: A manti restaurant brings The Silk Road ancient taste to visitors in Kazakhstan

The Silk Road was a trade route from Europe to Asia from 300 B.C. to the 16th century.  A part of The Silk Road went through Kazakhstan where my home was. During a summer 2021 trip to central Kazakhstan, my fellow travelers and I stopped at a manti restaurant situated in the corner of a […]

Restaurant Reviews – What is Detroit Pizza, and who does it the best?

So, hey? What is Detroit pizza? One might ask. Back in the day they used to build a lot of cars in Detroit and had a lot of steel 10 x 14-inch oil pans laying around. At some point, someone decided to make a pizza in one—and thus, a style was born. Essentially, it is […]

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