Art & Soul: The Culinary Arts - Ypsi's Ice Cream Man And Ann Arbor Cookbook Author Returns

Nov 7, 2019

Go! Ice Cream's Pecan and Sweet Potato Pies
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the diverse and delicious dining destinations around Washtenaw County.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to the owner of Go! Ice Cream in Ypsilanti, Rob Hess, about serving the local community, as well as delicious creative ice cream concoctions, and award-winning cooking instructor and cookbook author Molly Stevens, who will be at Zingerman's Roadhouse November 12th.

About Go! Ice Cream

Go! Ice Cream owner Rob Hess
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Go! Ice Cream was founded by Rob Hess on the belief that dessert is a good thing, a sweet enhancement to a life well-lived.  His goal is to bring more flavor to life through bold versions of classic ice creams and adventurous new flavor combinations.

This includes flavors such as the unexpectedly dynamic Three-Bean Vanilla (woody! smoky!) or Sweet Browned Butter (caramel-y! nutty), or any of our sauces and toppings that are as unusual as they are delicious.

Our hand-crafted ice creams take a little longer to make, and every batch is just a little different from the batch before. But it makes for truly great ice cream.  This is ice cream you feel good about eating. This is ice cream that a whole city can be proud of.

About "Special Dinner #244: What's for Dinner, America?"

Molly Stevens
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America is home. How can we capture the rich, diverse history of our country in the food we cook in our own kitchens? If there is anyone who can teach us, it is James Beard award-winning cooking instructor and cookbook author, Molly Stevens.

Molly’s new cookbook, "All About Dinner: Expert Advice for Everyday Meals," will be released just in time for her to join us at the Roadhouse in November. She will connect us to time-tested recipes using simple ingredients – dishes we can recreate every day!

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 12 from 7-9 PM at Zingerman's Roadhouse.

"All About Dinner: Expert Advice for Everyday Meals" by Molly Stevens
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If you want to learn more about Molly Stevens's cookbooks, including "All About Dinner: Expert Advice for Everyday Meals," click here.

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