<![CDATA[Eat & Drink News, Recipes & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Eat & Drink 60 Summer cocktails sparkle with savory herbs and tropical tastes http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article21304233.html#storylink=rss Bars across town are rolling out new drink menus for summer replete with fruit-forward offerings, savory herbs and tropical tastes. Some are on the sweet side, others have a bit of a bite courtesy of grapefruit or Campari, and many swap brown spirits for rum, tequila and vodka. Do these menus reveal any trends? Not really.

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Dish With Gish: Dinner Lab supper clubs pop up in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21294099.html#storylink=rss Dinner Lab, a social supper club that organizes pop-up restaurants in 30 U.S. cities, debuted in Kansas City this month with a Mexican meal prepared by Chicago chef Daniel Espinoza at a Crossroads District art gallery. Kansas City members pay an annual fee of $125 to get invites to Dinner Lab events in 30 cities. Members also pay to attend meals, which usually cost $50 to $80, with drinks and gratuity included. Each member can bring up to three guests to an event.

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Forget Elvis: Pork is king at Memphis barbecue contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21223968.html#storylink=rss For three days during Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, an impressive tent city rises off the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, just a meaty blues riff away from historic Beale Street.

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KC takes smoke beyond meats, and 35 other sizzling stories http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/food-issue/article16280207.html#storylink=rss Chow Town’s 2015 Food Issue explores new ways KC chefs and bartenders are using smoke. Our annual roundup also showcases what’s new on the city’s food scene.

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Rack of lamb recipe pays tribute to Matthew Naylor’s Australian roots http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article21290760.html#storylink=rss For Melbourne native Matthew Naylor, the president and CEO of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Memorial Day is a time of remembrance, and that includes his take on a rack of lamb, an homage to his Australian heritage.

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In Lidia’s Kitchen: Chocolate Bread Parfait recycles leftover bread in elegant layered dessert http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article21289404.html#storylink=rss This dessert recalls for me the chocolate-and-bread sandwiches that sometimes were my lunch, and always a special treat. How simple, but how delicious those two pieces of bread with chocolate in between were.

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Setting up a newlywed kitchen and tips for the modern gift registry http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20696115.html#storylink=rss The modern couple is older and wiser, and their bridal registry reflects that trend. Experts Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss offer tips to help walk you through the aisles to select what’s right for your newlywed cooking style.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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More couples say ‘I do’ to food trucks http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20836536.html#storylink=rss More Kansas City brides and grooms are booking food trucks for their reception.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 12:42:07 CDT

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Italian Pork Soup brims with good nutrition http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article20697138.html#storylink=rss Master food volunteer Linda Landreth of Lenexa shares good nutrition and food safety with families, the elderly and children in need.

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USDA develops first government label for GMO-free products http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20971227.html#storylink=rss USDA’s move comes as consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, arguing that too little is known about the health effects.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 07:28:06 CDT

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Carl's Jr., Hardee's top burger with hot dog and chips http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20980212.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 11:20:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20980212.html USDA to require labels on mechanically tenderized beef http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article20827101.html#storylink=rss Following a Kansas City Star investigation, new federal rules require mechanically tenderized beef to be specially labeled with instructions for safe cooking methods.

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Sakae takes local sushi from good to great http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article20701686.html#storylink=rss Sam Hoang ran the popular Wasahi in north Kansas City, North, for years before transitioning to this newer iteration with his son Peter a little over a year ago. Once inside the doors, you will find yourself in their skilled hands, as they roll, form and plate sushi creations that rival those of many of the more heralded sushi restaurants in the city.

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Chocolate hummus? It’s just one odd but tasty chocolate pairing http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20196894.html#storylink=rss With Mother’s Day on Sunday, many spouses and children are likely to rely on the old standby: the gift of chocolate. But beyond the tried-and-true box of chocolate-covered cherries, the naturally rich, earthy and seductive character of cocoa can also be used to enhance an unexpected array of dishes.

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Dish With Gish: Cold brew coffee heats up in the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20187144.html#storylink=rss Several Kansas City-area coffee shops have begun bottling cold brew coffee, which is made by steeping coarse-ground beans in cold water for hours. The smooth, rich brew is also showing up in cocktails, beer and on tap.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 07:30:00 CDT

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The Wine Press: Those 2010 Bordeaux still require some patience http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20312958.html#storylink=rss Most important wines deserve multiple reviews over a period of time. Two years ago I wrote up the legendary 2010 Bordeaux, covering about 75 of the best-known chateaus. I had the opportunity, courtesy of the Institute of Masters of Wine, to do it again at the end of January.

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Donna Ganion’s Chocolate Wajacky Cake recipe is a family baking tradition http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article20187588.html#storylink=rss There’s no gastronomic gap when three generations mix up this moist cake in Donna Ganion’s Prairie Village kitchen. Daughter Susan Whitney of Mission Hills says preparing family recipes with family members is not only fun, it’s also a way to teach an essential skill set while creating memories.

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Honolulu food festival explores lovely Spam, wonderful Spam http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article20123388.html#storylink=rss In Hawaii, Spam rules. No, not the kind that you get in your email, but the kind you eat – or don’t eat, as it may be for many mainlanders.

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Food Truck Friday is here: Meet the vendors and their delicious eats http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article19746780.html#storylink=rss Chow Town’s Food Truck Friday launches another season of delicious mobile eats and street treats. With recommendations.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Photo gallery: Sampling the food truck foods http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article19864383.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:35:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article19864383.html In Lidia’s Kitchen: Sweet Ricotta Dumplings With Strawberry Sauce is a crowd-pleasing dessert http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article19743732.html#storylink=rss Chef and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich shares her recipe and technique for making the canederli, or dumplings, served with a sauce made of fresh, seasonal strawberries.

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Leslie Schmidt follows her life’s calling by teaching cooking classes at Olathe food bank http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article19717545.html#storylink=rss Leslie Schmidt of Gardner has a passion for feeding the poor of Kansas City. Thanks to a nutrition grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, she teaches cooking classes at a Catholic Charities food bank in Olathe. She shares her recipe for Quinoa, Zucchini and Toasted Walnut Pilaf.

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Olathe cook creates garden-fresh fare that feeds body and soul http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article19034967.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Ken Schefter, a transportation manager who lives in Olathe, Creating meals based on locally grown ingredients. “I appreciate all the hard work Ken puts into our garden,” his wife, Mandy, says. “It’s really a beautiful thing to live life simply — harvesting and preparing fruits and vegetables directly from our backyard. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.”

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Food of Yore: Pretzel salad with Jell-O and Cool Whip a throwback to a bygone era http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article19037085.html#storylink=rss Pretzel Salad is a direct descendent of such “Festive for Special Occasions Salads,” as “Betty Crocker’s New Picture Cookbook” grouped similar concoctions as late as 1961. And even today, despite the Cool Whip and the strawberry Jell-O, Pretzel Salad is not called a dessert — it’s a salad.

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Tea leaves and brewed tea add unique flavors to variety of recipes http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article19079973.html#storylink=rss A new cookbook called “Steeped: Recipes Infused With Tea” proves that tea is much more than a beverage. Recipes include Earl Grey soba noodle salad, green tea sesame shortbread cookies and tomato soup that gets smoky flavor from lapsang souchong, a Chinese tea dried over smoldering wood.

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Photo gallery: Tea is not just for steeping http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article19155798.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:58:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article19155798.html Chef Homaro Cantu, who blended science and food, dies http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article18579719.html#storylink=rss Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died. The 38-year-old Cantu, one of Chicago’s most renowned chefs, turned cooking into alchemy through his playful and surprising brand of molecular gastronomy at Moto, the restaurant he led in the city’s West Loop.

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‘Entopreneurs’ feed growing appetite for edible insects http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article18565433.html#storylink=rss They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.

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The Wine Press: Life lessons from vintner Serge Hochar http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article18545504.html#storylink=rss Doug Frost, writer of the column The Wine Press, salutes Lebanese vintner Serge Hochar of Chateau Musar. “I was happy to learn everything I could from him,” Frost writes. “And it wasn’t just tasks he was teaching, it was more like life lessons.”

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In Lidia’s Kitchen: Mother’s recipe for chicken and potatoes is a favorite for generations http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article18399977.html#storylink=rss Growing up, my brother and I demanded it every week; a generation later, our kids clamored for it too. And now the next generation of little ones is asking their great-grandmother to make chicken and potatoes for them.

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