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Food Trucks in Kansas City
Restaurant patios around the city are abuzz with al fresco diners eager to sip and sup under the stars. Festivals are in full swing, serving up barbecue, cotton candy and street food. Farmers markets on both sides of the state line supply shoppers with local produce for bountiful dinners on the grill.
Anything pink with an umbrella or sugary rim is dismissed as girly and lightweight. But summer spirits are my favorite. When youre landlocked like we are, who doesnt want that beachy feeling that daiquiris, margaritas and coladas bring? Here are some of my favorites.
Cooking with fire may be in our DNA, but as our palates evolve so does grilling cuisine.
Strawberry season may be short, but strawberries are so concentrated with flavor it is unforgettable.
Paul Goehausen is stoked to smoke outdoors this Memorial Day weekend. He grills year-round in his outdoor kitchen in Leawood and says the key to a satisfying savory result is smoking the meat or fish low and slow.
Joy Angolia enjoys cooking for legions of loyal friends and is married to a retired army lieutenant colonel. She is a culinary chronicler with organized binders that include recipes from her travels around the world.
Too often served drenched in butter or hollandaise sauce, mild, earthy asparagus is just as suited to lighter preparations. The Stars Asian Marinated Asparagus bathes the spears in a mixture of low-sodium soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and lemon.
Pulled pork, a popular barbecue staple, is usually made from the shoulder of the pig, also referred to as Boston butt. But The Stars Low-Fat Pulled Pork uses tenderloin, a much leaner cut of pork instead.
Pate might just be chopped liver to some people, but to Johnson County Community College student chef Jacob Wright its a thing of beauty. It can add protein to a simple luncheon salad, or be served with crackers or toast points for an appetizer.
An unlikely combination of seasonings makes a good match.
Heres a quick snack to make for your Super Bowl or Oscar party. Nathan Feldmiller, the chef/owner of Café Europa, says old-fashioned pimento spread on bread is a tasty, inexpensive snack when friends come over.
Duane Daugherty of Mr. Doggitys Foods spices up the classic, cereal-based snack mix with loads of local flavor. Prepare this savory blend for a Super Bowl party or any gathering. Savory Addictions and Olive Tree are local companies substitute alternate brands as desired.
A 60,000-square-foot building in Merriam initially planned for a Circuit City electronics store will be razed and replaced by an Ikea home furnishing store that will be about six times as large.
More than three years after it closed, Westport mainstay The Corner Restaurant has been resurrected in the same spot but with new owners, a new decor and new menu. Executive chef Natasha Sears said the kitchen uses many local vendors, and makes about 90 percent of the menu from scratch on-site.