Posts by Kurt Michael Friese

A food writer and photographer, Friese is the editor-in-chief and co-owner of the Edible Communities publication Edible Iowa River Valley. He is also the founding leader of Slow Food Iowa and serves on the Slow Food USA national board of directors. A graduate and former chef-instructor at the New England Culinary Institute, he has been chef and owner, with his wife Kim McWane Friese, of the Iowa City restaurant Devotay for 12 years.


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Chef Kurt Michael Friese's new book is A Cook’s Journey. He is also the co-owner of Devotay in Iowa City.

Three days on one chicken

And other Depression-era folklore

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October 7, 2008

Editor’s note: Recently, Ellen Jackson wrote a story titled “One chicken, four meals.” This week on the blog, we welcome Kurt Michael Friese, who tackles the same subject but from his own unique angle: Lessons from his mother.

Prices of everything are going up. As I recently told my children as they headed off to college, in these challenging economic times, it’s prudent to fall back upon the wisdom of our elders.

A long time ago, when I was a young man, I did an internship in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As any of you who have done any sort of internship know too well, there isn’t a lot of money in the internship game, least of all in the theater — my chosen profession at the time.

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