The Winds Café

Located about an hour north of Cincinnati, the Winds opened in 1977 as a collectively owned cafe in the staunchly liberal town of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Chef Kim Korkan uses local farmers’ products to create natural, wholesome food on the menu, which changes monthly. Winter root vegetables, smoky sauces, and game give way to spring lamb, asparagus crepes with fresh chives and house-made ricotta, and wild river salmon with squid ink linguine and lemon cream. Walleye, halibut, swordfish, and shrimp appear on summer menus, while the bounty of vegetables and fruits moves to center stage. This is mindful cuisine, based on the best the Earth has to offer.