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KC Fusion: It’s all about cultural mashups that taste good

Fusion cuisine, once disdained, is popular with chefs wanting to experiment with flavor and cultural mashups

Even some foods we think of as American classics — doughnuts, bagels, waffles and barbecue — draw on immigrant roots

Korean, German, Japanese, Brazilian and many other cuisines influence the way we eat in Kansas City

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Take a tour of the J. Rieger Co., a whiskey distillery in Kansas City's East Bottoms

The Electrified Cooks talk about their new cake mixes for the slow cooker 01:24

The Electrified Cooks talk about their new cake mixes for the slow cooker

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Food blogger Craig Jones makes pizza

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Vain Foods infused vanilla products

Business partners Kate Banks and Charlie Hammond pair high-quality vanilla beans from around the world with spirits under the Vain Foods label.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
Vain Foods infused vanilla products 01:31

Vain Foods infused vanilla products

How we created the smoke food issue cover 05:49

How we created the smoke food issue cover

Video: Kansas City Star Food Issue 2015 03:51

Video: Kansas City Star Food Issue 2015

Take a tour of the J. Rieger Co., a whiskey distillery in Kansas City's East Bottoms 01:16

Take a tour of the J. Rieger Co., a whiskey distillery in Kansas City's East Bottoms