Cooking 101

Traditional Italian porchetta gets a Kansas City twist

Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of layering pork belly with herbs and spices and pork loin, rolling it up, then roasting it in the oven. Jeff Toohey, a second-year student in the Johnson County Community College’s Chef Apprentice and Food and Beverage Management programs, calls his version of this classic dish “Kansas City-fied.”

Cooking 101

Create a sushi roll that is as tasty as it is beautiful

Making a Spicy Squid and Korean Grilled Shrimp With Rice and Seaweed Rolls requires a planning ahead. But Ian Zoellers, a student chef at Johnson County Community College, promises that the effort will be worth it. The result, he says, is “something like a stir-fry squid in a sushi roll.”

Cooking 101

Lamb, veggies and homemade sauce pump up cabbage rolls

Some foods from childhood just stick with us. For Allan Beargie, one of them has been golabkis, known more commonly as stuffed cabbage rolls. Beargie, of Polish descent, ate a lot of them while growing up in a Cleveland neighborhood called Slavic Village. He still likes them today, although he often chooses to tweak the recipe.

Cooking 101

Maple Bread With Cranberry Compote a festive merger of fall flavors

Maple bread with melted Camembert and warm cranberry compote is a festive dish that is perfect for holiday entertaining. Johnson County Community College student chef Kristie Kutei spent several months creating the recipe before presenting it to the chefs she works with. Their reaction? They wanted to put it on the menu as a dessert.

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