The Food Issue

The Food Issue

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

Videos

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 1:31

Vain Foods infused vanilla products

How we created the smoke food issue cover 5:49

How we created the smoke food issue cover

Video: Kansas City Star Food Issue 2015 3:51

Video: Kansas City Star Food Issue 2015

Take a tour of the J. Rieger Co., a whiskey distillery in Kansas City's East Bottoms 1:16

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