<![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 Round-up of Fourth of July recipes from drinks to dessert http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article26044801.html#storylink=rss With the holiday weekend coming up, we’ve rounded-up some of our favorite recipes for Fourth of July.

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Pot roast sliders a winner at Fourth of July parties http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article26013004.html#storylink=rss Looking for a crowd-pleasing recipe to make for a tailgating or Fourth of July party? Try these barbecue pot roast sliders.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Peas in guacamole? Don’t be a dip http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article26003032.html#storylink=rss Twitter erupts after NY Times sends a tweet suggesting peas are a good addition.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:41:47 CDT

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Here’s all that you ‘must have’ to have a successful grilling season http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25992811.html#storylink=rss You really don’t need a lot of gadgets when it comes to backyard grilling and smoking. Here’s a look at the ‘must have’ tools you need for the grill.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:49:38 CDT

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Carol Eubank’s stuffed tomatoes are delicious for the Fourth of July http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article25758847.html#storylink=rss Carol Eubank of Merriam, a human resources professional and community volunteer, will celebrate the Fourth of July with a concert by the American Legion Band and a platter of Vera Cruz Tomatoes.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Easy, fast tart cherry hand pie recipe brings back summer memories http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25586035.html#storylink=rss Summer brings memories of strawberries dipped in sugar, water balloon fights and snow cones. Here’s also a summer classic: Tart Cherry Hand Pies.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:55:00 CDT

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Powell Gardens brings tomato season early to Kansas City’s local restaurants, chefs http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25715416.html#storylink=rss Tomatoes grown at Powell Gardens are now showing up in restaurants and at select Kansas City grocery stores. Powell Gardens started growing tomatoes as way to diversify its revenue stream.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:46:05 CDT

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Two Kansas City women on Thrillist’s list of 12 most important women in barbecue http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25969126.html#storylink=rss Thrillist touts Carolyn Wells, founder of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and Karen Adler, publisher of Pig Out Publications, for their contributions to the barbecue world.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:35:29 CDT

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Bake It Better: Perfect your pound cake with hot, melted butter and food processor http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article25763545.html#storylink=rss Most classic pound cake recipes we researched use a fussy mixing method in which all the ingredients need to be at the same temperature. The result if your temperatures are off? A disastrous-looking curdled batter that can’t be saved.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By America’s Test Kitchen

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Adding mushrooms to traditional Indian curry cooking makes a tasty, hearty dish http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25765600.html#storylink=rss Mushrooms are one way to ad a delicious earthy depth of flavor to a traditional garbanzo bean curry.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:34:32 CDT

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Foods of Yore: Why cooking with lard went out of style http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article25762453.html#storylink=rss Until late in the 19th century, leaf lard — which is made from the fat of a pig — was a bedrock staple of the American kitchen. No respectable cook would think of making a pie crust without it, and it was the number one frying medium. Oh, how times have changed:  Get the recipe for Barberton Fried Chicken, available for 1 week only.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Brazilian salpicão is a colorful and healthy alternative to chicken salad http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article25757005.html#storylink=rss Brightened with raisins and lime juice, salpicão is a colorful and sassy Brazilian chicken salad perfect for summer. The add-ons also can get pretty creative, including canned corn, peas, pineapple and even shoestring potatoes, stirred in just before serving to remain crisp.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Slow-cooked baby-back ribs are worth the wait http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article25756129.html#storylink=rss You can’t rush the perfect barbecued baby-back ribs. That’s why Brenden Grinnell, a second-year student in the Johnson County Community College culinary program, has developed a recipe worth the time investment. The ribs need to sit in the refrigerator for three hours after you apply the dry rub and then cook in an slow oven for three or four hours before you put them on a grill.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence a good source for locally sourced foods http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25495891.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence gets its meats and produce from local sources. “hank” is a charcuterie term for sausage casings. “Char” means meat and “cuit” means cooked.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:27:03 CDT

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Banana bread recipe can be gluten and dairy free — really http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25418200.html#storylink=rss In her first Chow Town post, new contributor Trish Minton provides a Maple-Walnut Banana Bread with Maple Glaze as an idea to deal with extra bananas. The recipe has options allowing the bread to be gluten-free and dairy-free.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:34:00 CDT

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Ginger Sue’s brings its buttermilk pancakes to the Olathe neighborhood http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25343053.html#storylink=rss Three months ago, Ginger Fuller and her husband, David Bradley, opened their breakfast and lunch cafe, Ginger Sue’s, in Olathe. The new Ginger Sue’s serves customer favorites such as fluffy buttermilk pancakes, golden breakfast potatoes and bacon seasoned with rosemary, black pepper and sugar.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:46:37 CDT

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Explore the food growing in Kansas City area’s urban neighborhoods http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25310314.html#storylink=rss Cultivate Kansas City celebrates 10 years of the Urban Grown Tour with events beginning Wednesday.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:04:15 CDT

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Four unique drinks to beat the heat http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25192912.html#storylink=rss With summer heating up, there’s no better way to cool off than with a refreshing drink. Although summer staples like lemonade and iced tea will always quench your thirst, we’ve rounded up a few more adventurous drinks to try this summer.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:42:39 CDT

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Harissa an easy way to bring spice to your steaks http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25147864.html#storylink=rss Harissa is a blend of hot chiles, garlic, cumin, coriander and caraway. It is a great way to bring flavor to meats, beans and rice.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:25:40 CDT

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Three more ideas for Father’s Day gifts http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article24972385.html#storylink=rss This is Chow Town, so two of the three recommendations found in this column are about food. What you do with my musings is entirely up to you. What I’d do with these items is gobble them up.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:13:41 CDT

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Dish With Gish: Dig into portable summer salads http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25160344.html#storylink=rss When the heat is on, a cool bed of greens with fresh toppings is just right. Here are some Kansas City-area cafes and markets where you can find healthy salads to go.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Urban Farm tour spotlights Kansas City’s fertile agricultural scene http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article25192045.html#storylink=rss As the Cultivate Kansas City’s biennial Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour kicks off this week, 30 farms are open for the public to explore. The celebration showcases the pioneers, progress and future of urban agriculture.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Last-minute local gift ideas for Father’s Day http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article24913192.html#storylink=rss Looking for that perfect gift for dad? Dave Eckert, who’s been told he’s difficult to buy for, has some ideas for you.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:22:40 CDT

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Gatelifter Sandwich still a delight at the Tenderloin Grill http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article24881431.html#storylink=rss Tenderloin Grill on Southwest Boulevard is one of the few, if not only, places you can find a pig snoot sandwich. Kansas City’s barbecue restaurants have yet to offer pig snoot and rib tip combos like St. Louis. That may never catch on here.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:22:00 CDT

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Boulevardia festival will feature 11 food trucks http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article24799132.html#storylink=rss Heading to Boulevardia this weekend? You’ll need some grub to go with all that Boulevard beer. Here are 11 food trucks that will be parked at the West Bottoms street festival.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:40:20 CDT

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Tippin’s in KCK halts French silk pie production because of egg shortage http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article24810874.html#storylink=rss The bird flu outbreak has led to a shortage of eggs, affecting everyone from grocers to restaurateurs. Tippin’s produces and ships about 6,000 French silk pies a week, according to a press release. It is the company’s top seller.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:19:32 CDT

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Father-in-law’s wedding gift leads to the perfect brat http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article24715264.html#storylink=rss Craig Jones’ future father-in-law’s gift of a steel gas grill lead to a lifelong passion. Jones wishes he would have had the chance to cook with his father-in-law, Virgil Cordes, to show him what Jones had learned.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:24:15 CDT

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Check out these ideas to get you started with the upcoming Urban Grown Tour http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article24650995.html#storylink=rss Now is the time to start thinking about how you want to experience the Urban Grown Tour, which takes place June 27 and 28. Here are some tips to help you plan.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:23:08 CDT

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Greek orzo salad with kale makes a hearty and healthy tailgating side dish http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article24627943.html#storylink=rss Looking for a zesty and easy side dish for your tailgate or picnic? Consider this recipe from The Star’s archives; it’s easily modifiable to suit your tastes.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:15:45 CDT

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Homemade pizza gets an upgrade with cast iron skillet http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article23777707.html#storylink=rss My fiance and I are getting married in a few weeks, which means we’ve received an influx of new kitchen gear from generous friends and family as we set up a home together.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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