In August, Lidia’s Kansas City celebrated women in wine with a tasting featuring five wines produced by four female Italian winemakers, each paired with Lidia’s cuisine. It’s called Lidia’s Wine Wednesdays.
Although American-born chefs usually shy away from the word “fusion,” they continue to draw creative inspiration from its melting pot of influences. Even some food we think of as American classics draw on immigrant roots. Global cuisines influence the way we eat in Kansas City.
Three Kansas State University food science students won a National Dairy Council product competition for a dairy drink based on German-style quark cheese called “Quick-Quark.” They also won an $8,000 prize.
Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the U.S. every year, according to the CDC. The bacteria is typically transmitted through contaminated food, but some simple preventative measures can keep you from getting sick.
Malaysian Curry Laksa, also called Curry Mee is the Southeast Asian country’s signature dish. A spicy soup poured over noodles and topped with cucumber, mint and lime, it may remind some of ramen. Angee Leong of Raytown shares her recipe.