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Holiday Centerpiece: the Pork Crown Rib Roast

For the centerpiece of the holiday meal at my house, sometimes it’s leg of lamb or a roasted whole goose. Sometimes it’s prime rib or a ham with pineapples and maraschino cherries. This year? A pork crown rib roast. A pork crown rib roast is as delicious as it is elegant, but when it comes the…

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My Holiday Gift Guide

I like a gift guide that keeps on giving. So, what’s the definition of that? A guide that includes only things I’d want to call my own. If I wouldn’t wear it, eat it, use it, or make something with it, I wouldn’t give it. From lip balm to lighting, from spice blends to knitting…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 13

1) HIPSTER BUSINESS NAME GENERATOR You’re opening your dive bar concept start-up. The bartenders’ Civil War beards are being cultivated as we speak. What about a name to set the place apart? What’s it gonna be? Bones & Serif? Door & Sawdust? Mice & Spigot? Hipster business name generator is here to help. 2) MEAGAN ALWOOD KARCIC’S…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 12

1) LAUREN HILL She shoots, she scores. Some live for making ice cream, some live for playing basketball. Lauren Hill, a 19-year-old who plays for Cincinnati’s Mount St. Joseph University, has inoperable brain cancer. On Sunday, she did what she always wanted to do: score during a college game. For more on Lauren, check out this feature….

Team Jeni’s Cycling This Weekend

Team Jeni’s Cycling has been at it all summer, racing road and mountain bikes throughout the Midwest. Right now, cyclocross season is underway, and the team will be hosting the next Cap City Cross race—and rocking the new Team Jeni’s kits—Saturday at Smith Farms. Come on out and cheer ’em on beginning at 10:30 a.m….

Jeni’s Company Art Gala

It’s no secret that the folks who work at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are big fans of the arts. With a leader on the boards of the Wexner Center for the Arts and Columbus College of Art & Design, appreciation for all things artistic is a part of our company culture. Every day, these artists…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 11

1) LEBRON’S RETURN TO CLEVELAND Hoo, boy! How ’bout that HYPE! Was a mortal man resurrected from the dead? Nope, but a certain gazillionaire ballplayer did return his talents to Cleveland. Despite the mega hoopla, it was impossible not to get into rekindled love story of LeBron James and Cleveland—even if James’ first game as a…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 10

1) THE EMPOWERMENT PLAN Veronika Scott grew up as the child of addicts. She beat the odds and earned a scholarship for college. For a class assignment, Scott was instructed to create something to fulfill actual, real-world needs. She created a garment for the homeless of Detroit that served as a coat during the day and…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 9

1) WHAT SECOND GRADERS THOUGHT OF A SEVEN-COURSE, $220 TASTING MEAL The New York Times recently answered that question and the results are gold: “It tastes like soap. Why am I eating soap right now?!” “It was cooked just right, and I really, really liked the inside.” 2) THE RECENT WORDS OF WISDOM OF EX-DIRTY JOBS STAR…

Jeni & Fast Company: Wednesday in NYC

[Photo: Eric T. White, Makeup: Bridget Henry] Jeni will be a featured speaker Wednesday at the Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards and Conference, in esteemed company from the worlds of film, retail, news media, food, fashion, music, theater, and advertising. (If you’re interested in attending, use the code SAVE100 and save $100 on registration.) Recently featured in the…