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Does glass shape affect taste?

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Q. Does the shape of a wine or beer glass really affect the way a beverage tastes? – Brad, Appleton A. Now this question required me to do an extensive amount of research…just kidding! To answer the question, yes, I believe that the shape of the glass has a definite impact on the level of READ MORE

Rick McKinney

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“I took a circuitous route to get into art, but it’s where I needed to be,” says Rick McKinney, the lead artist of Fired Earth Pottery in Appleton. For the past 20 years, he has turned his passion for clay into something more than a career in art – he works to create what he READ MORE

Jesse Emons

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Jesse Emons, a sophomore at Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, creates art with unique tools, from his cell phone to a plastic bag. He started early – Emons says, “I’ve been creating art since I was old enough to draw.” He draws, sketches and paints, but his favorite medium is digital art. He READ MORE

Reducing Food Waste

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Q. I’m trying to reduce food waste in my kitchen. Do you have any recommendations on how to do so? – Kim, Appleton A. My wife and I just had this discussion recently. While it might sound obvious, the key to reducing food waste is to monitor over-purchasing and over-producing on the front end and READ MORE

Timon Tupper

Posted on Jan. 1, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Throughout the hallways of the lower level studios at the John Michael Kohler Art Center (JMKAC), Sheboygan-based painter Timon Tupper has revamped the walls into psychedelic modern grayscale murals. “The people I work with wanted to change up the boring white walls, so they decided to pick a few different shades of gray,” says Tupper, READ MORE

Andrew Linskens

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Whether through animation, performance pieces or paintings, artist Andrew Linskens takes the term “blending” to a whole new level. Linskens’ pieces appear chaotic at first glance, but soon take viewers on an expressionistic roller coaster ride they never want to end. Linskens, a 37-year-old Green Bay resident, dove into art at a very young age. READ MORE

To the Point

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Q. What is the best way to sharpen my knives? — Louis, Kaukauna A. At one time, the best way to sharpen knives was to use a whetstone. A whetstone typically has three distinct stones of differing grit or coarseness, and by going from the coarsest to the finest with the appropriate amount of pressure at READ MORE