<![CDATA[Chow Town: Food & Restaurant Blog | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:27 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:32:27 CDT Chow Town 60 KitchenAid mixers are game-changers for bakers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32856489.html#storylink=rss It’s the perfect piece of equipment to use with this recipe for Classic Banana Bread, a great way to use up those very ripe bananas.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:48:02 CDT

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Two Kansas City chefs ditch comfort of the kitchen for a day at the smoker http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32743092.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Chefs Charles d’Ablaing and Renee Kelly teamed up for the 15th annual BBQ on the River contest in Excelsior Springs in mid-August. The event allowed them to ditch the kitchen for a day at the smoker.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:00:51 CDT

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Two recipes to satisfy your sweet, savory cravings while enjoying summer’s bounty http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32626104.html#storylink=rss Summer is coming to the end, but there is still time to enjoy stone fruit. Here’s a recipe for a shortbread tart with a nectarine compote. And with school back in session, here’s a quick meatless dish for the week nights.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:18:17 CDT

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Time Out New York dubs Boulevard Brewing Co. America’s best craft beer brewery http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32646918.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Co. scored the No. 1 spot on a list of America’s best craft beer breweries compiled by Time Out New York.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:21:00 CDT

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At Winslow’s, KC barbecue and history mingle http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32539386.html#storylink=rss Of all barbecue restaurants in Kansas City, Winslow’s BBQ in the City Market embraces the most of the city’s history.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:26:55 CDT

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This Kansas City restaurant’s Chicago Italian Beef is the real deal http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32444292.html#storylink=rss Mo’s Italian Spot on Prospect Avenue just might be the best place in Kansas City to get real Chicago Italian Beef.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:25:00 CDT

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Overland Park’s Olive Tree branches out with flavor-infused oil and vinegar http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32391981.html#storylink=rss At Olive Tree, a specialty food store in Overland Park’s Hawthorne Plaza, owner Mindy Lindeman shares her passion for food — and samples of infused olive oil — with customers.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:10:28 CDT

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Steve Strong produces spirits in a Parkville Commercial Underground cave http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article32162793.html#storylink=rss Steve Strong, a former rockabilly musician, makes S.D. Strong Distilling vodka, gin, rye whiskey and bourbon from a cave in the Parkville Commerical Underground. “It had this kind of cool bootlegger vibe, and that was the way were going to do all of our branding.” Strong says of what initially drew him to distilling.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:05:00 CDT

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Nut and Honey Cake perfect for celebrations http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32298882.html#storylink=rss The recipe is long and it uses exotic ingredients, but it’s good when a cake is needed for celebrations.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:48:38 CDT

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Axe Capoeira shares a taste of Brazilian martial arts at the Ethnic Festival http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32263185.html#storylink=rss This weekend while I was helping to chop collard greens for the feijoada and mixing up passion fruit punch for thousands of visitors to the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, I took a few minutes out to talk to the founders of Axe Capoeira Kansas City, Ronald “Preguica” Harvey and Eric “Relogio” Agson.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:32:08 CDT

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The versatile egg can be used even for self-promotional videos http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32055444.html#storylink=rss Commercial food photographer Alistair Tutton shows that you can use eggs for a lot of purposes, including a promotional video showing just how versatile the egg is.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:32:11 CDT

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Healthy recipes win 11-year-old Jasmine Dulan a trip to the White House http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article32056644.html#storylink=rss Eleven-year-old Jasmine Dulan of Leawood created three healthy recipes that won her a trip to the White House, where she was honored as the Kansas winner of first lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. At a Kids’ “State Dinner” featuring her recipes, she met the President and Mrs. Obama.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Dish with Gish: Savoring summer’s best BLTs http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32034984.html#storylink=rss If summer had an official sandwich, it would be the BLT. The classic version tops white bread with a swipe of mayonnaise, juicy red tomato, lettuce and bacon strips, but at several local cafes, you can find variations that go beyond basic.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Real Camembert cheese isn’t available in U.S., but good alternatives are popping up http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31877115.html#storylink=rss The FDA prevents true Camembert de Normandie cheese from being imported into the United States because it’s not pasteurized. But nice alternatives have recently started popping up.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Independence’s A Little BBQ Joint is a tasty success http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31879617.html#storylink=rss Great food, family ties and neighborhood support continue to make a tasty recipe for A Little BBQ Joint in Independence.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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JoyceKC’s notebook for Aug. 22: Kansas City restaurant updates http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31846422.html#storylink=rss A look at developing restaurant stories: The same investor was behind two restaurant proposals at 50th and 51st and Main. Updates on Doughnut Lounge in Westport, Michael Forbes Bar & Grille in Brookside, Grimaldi’s in Prairiefire, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken in KCK and the Burlington store in Grandview.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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This bacon hack works like a charm: Weave it http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31812675.html#storylink=rss If you haven’t tried weaving your bacon strips and baking it in an oven, you’re missing out.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Ethnic Fest: Come for the food, stay for the sense of community http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31714071.html#storylink=rss Ethnic Enrichment Festival kicks off tonight at Swope Park: Come for the food but stay for the sense of community. Sixty countries share their food, music, entertainment and crafts at this annual festival.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:59:47 CDT

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With the help of loyal customers, Sabor Latino moves to Lee’s Summit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article31653947.html#storylink=rss Latin American restaurant Sabor Latino, which opened in 2011 as a carryout-only operation, has expanded again. It recently opened at 607 N.E. Woods Chapel Road in Lee’s Summit. Customers helped load and unload big items. One customer painted the floor of the new restaurant. Another reupholstered the dining room chairs.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:57:17 CDT

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Brandied peaches: Make them now to have for the holidays http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31653107.html#storylink=rss Make brandied peaches for holiday eating or gift-giving with ripe, juicy farm-fresh peaches. You can find them at farmers markets and area orchards through the end of August.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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My cheap summer kitchen is great for canning and staying cool http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article31514717.html#storylink=rss A true summer kitchen is a place for work, not entertaining. The key components are a cook top large enough to accommodate a canner, some counter or shelf space, access to water, and shelter from the wind and rain. Mine took a couple hours to set up and cost a dollar.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Feed your inner pig on a day trip to Okie Smokie’s BBQ in Grove, Okla. http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31645787.html#storylink=rss Looking to do a day trip to get barbecue? Head down south for three hours to Grove, Okla., the home of Okie Smokie’s BBQ.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:05:48 CDT

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Tune to KCUR on Friday morning to get your sweet corn fix http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31629440.html#storylink=rss Corn season is fleeting so listen in to KCUR’s Central Standard on Friday for the critics’ top tips and picks of corn and other seasonal vegetables around town. Then try a Chow Town recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob With Creamy Herb Sauce.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:38:00 CDT

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Sights and sounds of the Parkville Farmers Market http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31565198.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:23:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31565198.html Eight wines bring back memories of Tuscany http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31509146.html#storylink=rss A recent wine tasting for a local wine group reinforced why Dave Eckert loves Tuscany. The region produces his favorite wines in the world.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:02:09 CDT

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Tallgrass Tap House in Manhattan scores big on flavor http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31502576.html#storylink=rss Try the pork belly Cuban sandwich and a Farmhand house-brewed saison on your next game day visit to the Little Apple.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:22:06 CDT

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Trout with butternut squash risotto makes a simple, satisfying meal http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article31329386.html#storylink=rss Paul McCord, 19, of Overland Park, a second-year student in the Johnson County Community College culinary program, likes to keep recipes simple, like his preparation for trout with a lemon caper sauce served over butternut squash risotto.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City dietitian Leigh Wagner helps promote healthy habits through classes http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article31306610.html#storylink=rss Registered dietitian Leigh Wagner of Kansas City shares her healthy eating tips through classes at the University of Kansas Integrative Medicine’s Clinical Research Center. Here, she shares her recipe for Almond-Crusted Chicken Veggie Pizza.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Cookbook author Judith Fertig uses flavors, feelings to craft first novel, ‘The Cake Therapist’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article31345484.html#storylink=rss Overland Park cookbook author Judith Fertig has just debuted her first novel, “The Cake Therapist.” Also out this summer by Fertig: “Bake Happy” and “BBQ Bistro.” Keep reading for a Rainbow Cake recipe.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Packed full of fiber, good fats, protein, this jump cake offers lot of flavor http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31383869.html#storylink=rss A hearty breakfast can be healthy too. Try this recipe for Ginger Jump Cakes to start your day.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:11:41 CDT

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