Indy Style

Searing vs Reverse Searing: what’s best for your next dish

To sear or reverse sear, that is the question! Chef Laura Wilson of La Dolce Vita prepares us a delicious meal doing a little bit of both!

Debbie’s Marinade

1 c. Wishbone (reg.-not zesty)

1 c. red wine

1 c. oil (not olive oil)

1/2 c. soy sauce

1 sm. can pineapple juice

Garlic salt, pepper, and salt

Pour over tenderloin and marinate at least 2 hours.

Arugula, Pear, Goat Cheese, and Walnut SaladWith Maple Vinaigrette

Baby arugula, tails off

Goat cheese or bleu cheese, crumbled

Toasted Walnuts or pine nuts

Blueberries or,  in the fall, pears

6 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon very good balsamic vinegar

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (not grainy)

1 teaspoon maple syrup

Toss the arugula in the vinaigrette.  Then add the walnuts, and pears.  Toss again. Place on plates.  Add the pears on top and fluff it a bit.

Serves 6

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Shoe art by Kokomo native stolen from northern Indiana museum

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WISH) — A shoe by an Indiana native was stolen Saturday from a northern Indiana art museum.

South Bend Museum of Art is seeking help to find the thief of a shoe from the piece titled “Welcome Knives,” part of an exhibit by Kokomo native Chris Francis that’s traveled to other U.S. museums. His work has been described as wearable architecture.

The shoe disappeared between 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday while the museum was open. The museum staff and city police are reviewing surveillance video from the Century Center to gain a lead. South Bend’s show called “Chris Francis: Modern Bespoke 21st Century Shoe Art” is in the downtown Century Center through April 5.

Francis, who grew up in Kokomo and now lives in Los Angeles, said in a statement that he was “saddened to be informed that someone has chosen to steal the piece ‘Welcome Knives’ from the exhibition. The shoes exhibited are all documented and catalogued works of art that have shown in many museums. Every shoe in the exhibition is one of a kind, with no others in existence making them very different than shoes we find in stores.”

Francis has created shoes for runway shows and for celebrities, including Lady Gaga and the members of Kiss and The Sex Pistols.

His work was displayed late last year on the Purdue University campus.

Anyone with information was asked to call the South Bend Police Department at (574) 235.9201 or contact the South Bend Museum of Art via email at, or through the museum’s social media accounts: Facebook, @SouthBendMuseumofArt; Twitter, @southbendart; Instagram, @southbendart.