Megan Day, a barbecue pro from Lee's Summit, beat Boston restaurateur Andy Husbands to win round one of Food Network's "Chopped Grill Masters." Day will appear on the finale of the five-part series, which airs at 9 p.m. Aug. 29.
Watch Megan Day win on "Chopped Grill Masters"
Christopher Elbow new chocolate bars
Behind the scenes at Farm to Market Bread Co.
London barbecue is beginning to turn heads
Create a craft cocktail aboard your next flight
Ibis Crossroads bakery: Toast to Tartines
Lidia Bastianich’s basics of bruschetta
Washington D.C. resident professes his love of BBQ, Arthur Bryant’s
Checking out Zarda Bar-B-Q
Local gluten-free bakery collaborates with Tippin’s
Chow Town postcard: Sights, sounds of the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue
Chow Town visits Farm to Market Bread Company in Kansas City. Jill Silva, The Star's food editor, will explore the company's rich history and their famous holiday breads: stollen and panettone. Go behind the scenes and see how Italian panettone is made and “spiked" to cool upside down.
On a brief visit to London, Ardie A. Davis scoured the streets to see what Londoners know about barbecue — specifically Kansas City barbecue. At Smokestak in East London, Davis discovered, “This place knows barbecue.”
Messenger Coffee Co. + Ibis Bakery opened at 1624 Grand Blvd. in the Crossroads a few weeks ago. In addition to loaves of bread, customers can purchase bread-based options topped with farm-fresh ingredients, including toast and tartines.
The Star’s Jill Silva hosts a special holiday entertaining Facebook Live with Italian cooking star Lidia Bastianich. Bastianich shows how to create an inspiring trio of bruschetta. She shares recipes, tips and wine pairing for the perfect holiday table from her latest cookbook, “Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian.”
Robin Knight, owner of Emily Kate’s Bakery, a wholesale gluten-free bakery in Prairie Village, is collaborating with local pie giant Tippin’s Pies to bring mouth-watering gluten-free pumpkin pies to store shelves in time for the holidays. Watch as Knight and her small staff make some of 2,000 pumpkin pies last week. Gluten-free pies are one of many pie options available for consumers this holiday season.
At Lifted Spirits Distillery in Kansas City, Chow Town host Jill Wendholt Silva visits with Chef Renee Kelly about her new farm-to-table TV show, “Harvest With Renee Kelly.” The pair visited with Michael Stuckey, head distiller of Lifted Spirits, to learn more about the locally grown grains he uses to make the company’s line of craft spirits, and about the mystery of absinthe.
Polly’s Pop in Independence bottles artisan soda flavors with cane sugar and plenty of nostalgia. The brand, which got its start 1925, fizzled out in 1967, but Independence Square developer Ken McClain has revived Polly’s Pop. Today, the antique machinery is maintained by Michael Hahn and churns out nine flavors — including pineapple and black cheery — bottled in a former Western Auto on Maple Street.