Food & Drink

Central Standard Friday
3:57 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Food Critics: Best Bakeries in Kansas City

Kansas City has always been a great place for baked goods. Cakes, pies, cream puffs and breads have all been important to the growth of this town as a cosmopolitan and corpulent community. On this episode of Central Standard Friday Charles Ferruzza, Mary Bloch, Emily Farris, and Gloria Gale extend their forks to all parts of the metro to uncover the best bakeries offering the most decadent doughnuts, the crustiest baguettes, and the flakiest cinnamon rolls.


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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Spicing Up Your Passover

Joan Nathan on Passover
joannathan.com/rbarenblat

When you take bread off the table, what goes on yours? Award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan has a few ideas.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Where Botany And Alcohol Mix

Amy Stewart
drunkenbotanist.com

Your backyard garden can be a great place to grow vegetables, but the Drunken Botanist has something else in mind for the space.

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Agriculture
9:32 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Monsanto And Whole Foods Clash Over GM Foods

bigstock.com

The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by many consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.

Whole Foods hopes to have labels on the GMO products on its shelves in five years. That move has certainly caught the attention of the food industry.

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Film
6:59 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Hungry Americans Line Up For 'A Place At The Table'

Philadelphia mom Barbie Izquierdo and her kids in "A Place at the Table"
Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

A young Philadelphia mother of two takes pains to make her food stamps stretch to that barren fourth month, when even cans of ravioli are scarce.

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Central Standard
12:00 am
Mon March 11, 2013

The Religious Diet

As we find ourselves in the midst of Lent and with Passover on the horizon, the idea of food and the role it plays in various religions is on many people's minds. Why do Catholics not eat meat on Fridays, why do Jews not let their bread rise and why do members of Islam have permanent restrictions on what they can eat?


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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Effects Of An Extended Drought

The harvest of a drought-stricken Kansas cornfield in 2012.
Crazybananas Flickr.com - CC

Recent snowfalls brought much needed moisture to our region.  Even so, the drought of last year has not been broken.  Should it continue for months ... or even years ... what are the potential long-term effects?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Fixing The Food Waste Problem

Leftovers
bcmom

Your mother said the leftovers you threw out in your house could feed a small country… but was she really close to the truth?

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Performance
5:13 am
Wed February 27, 2013

UMKC Theatre's 'Eat This!' Explores Journey From Farm To Plate

UMKC theater students Logan Black, Alisha Espinosa, and Jamie Dufault play a farmer, a conflicted eater, and a chef.
Courtesy UMKC Theatre

With the growth of the local food movement and a rise in urban farming, Kansas City diners are increasingly discriminating about what goes on their plates. Yet a good number of people don't delve any more deeply into their meal other than what's tasty and convenient.

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Central Standard
10:01 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Local Butchers in KC

Visitors who walk in to The Local Pig, 2618 Guinotte Ave., in Kansas City are greeted by this mural, which explains exactly what they are about to buy.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media and KCUR

The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. Professions once so famous that they made it into nursery rhymes, but how does modern commerce accommodate traditional business? Butchers and meat shops are still present in town, but how has the independent butcher shop changed with meat preparation moved into grocery stores and other superstores?


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Central Standard
4:30 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Science Of The Seed: A Joint Broadcast With IPR

Corn plants grow in a roof-top greenhouse at Monsanto's Chesterfield Village Research Facility
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

People have been cross-breeding plants for thousands of years, manipulating traits in agricultural crops from generation to generation. When scientists discovered that they could actually modify the genes of these plants in a laboratory, the landscape of agriculture changed dramatically -- and fast.


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Central Standard Friday
9:56 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Eating Alone In KC

Meal time is almost always a social time. However, there are instances when a meal alone can be just as relaxing and refreshing as it would be with friends and family. 

But, where can you go and eat alone without feeling on display or actually feeling alone? Where can you eat surrounded by strangers, but feel as if you're in the comfort of your home? 

The Food Critics will show you the best places to eat out alone.  This week's panel includes host Charles Ferruzza of  The Pitch and Fat City Blog, Mary Bloch of Around the Block, Emily Farris of Feed Me KC and Chris Becicka of Ingram's Magazine.


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Government
9:33 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Missouri Senator Sponsors Bill To Label Genetically Modified Meat & Fish

Legislation filed in the Missouri Senate would require all genetically modified meats and fish raised and sold in the state to be labeled as such. The bill is sponsored by Democrat Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis.  She says people have a right to know what they’re putting in their bodies.

“We’ve had an industrial boom, we’ve had a technical boom, and now we have a biotech boom, and there hasn’t been a major studies to show one way or the other if genetically modified foods are good or bad,” says Nasheed.

Central Standard Friday
4:52 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Eating Healthy In The New Year

We're 11 days into the new year.  How's that resolution to eat better going?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Food: From Farm To Table

The American Way of Eating

Food is a major part of American culture, and the way we mass produce it has made headlines in the last few years— many of them not good.

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Up to Date
8:54 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Great Regional Wines For The Holiday Season & Beyond

A lineup of the wines Doug Frost sampled with the Up to Date team
Bill Anderson KCUR

If you're looking for a good wine this holiday season, you needn't look far.  You'll find a bunch of great wineries bottling their goods in the Kansas City Region.

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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Noisy Restaurants

Credit wineanddineusa.com

Ambience or irritation?  That is the question.

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Up to Date
10:40 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Food For A Hanukkah Feast

Potato latkes
Kagor

It just wouldn't be Hanukkah without the oil. Latkes, jelly doughnuts and other foods for the holiday are drenched in the stuff to honor the miracle of the oil lamp in the Hanukkah story.

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Up to Date
9:55 am
Mon December 3, 2012

The Otter, Squirrel And Deer Hunter

If you've ever hunted for your food in the Oregon Trail video game, you know it's no easy task. Now, imagine stepping into the game yourself.

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Central Standard Friday
5:32 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Food Critics: Fabulous Fish

We're up to the gills in grouper, trout, and tuna on this week's Central Standard Friday.


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Up to Date
9:13 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Troubleshooting The Turkey

Turkey
USDA

Every cook has had the nightmare-- a solidly-frozen turkey on Thursday morning, no onions for the green bean casserole and a pumpkin pie gone wrong.

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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Food Critics: Super Soups

Mmmm, warming.

Ludwig Van Beethoven once theorized: "Only the pure in heart can make a good soup."

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Up to Date
10:27 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Pouring Over Election Day Results With Cocktails

A sidecar.
Evan Swigart

If you've never heard of a Maiden’s Blush or a Parkeroo, you're not alone, but a new book catalogues these and other forgotten cocktails from past generations.

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Central Standard Friday
6:00 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Food Critics: Comfort Food

Baked Potato Soup
Credit savourthesensesblog.com

As the weather cools off, and the hours of daylight become scarcer, our culinary musings turn to comfort food.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

'Last Bite' Cookbook Features Kansas City Chefs

Cover of Last Bite: 100 Simple Recipes from Kansas City's Best Chefs and Cooks
Photography by Roy Inman. Book design by Eric Schotland.

In Kansas City, not only do we love to devour tasty dishes, we pay homage to the culinary folk who prepare them.

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Food & Drink
9:08 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Are Healthy & Halloween Mutually Exclusive?

Spooky Soup
Beth Bader http://expatriateskitchen.blogspot.com/

On Halloween it's not just ghosts and goblins you need to fear.  There's enough candy out there to fuel a perpetual sugar high.

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Health
9:24 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Expanding Food Access One Market, One Plot At A Time

Judith Smith leads area residents in onsite cooking demonstrations at Juniper Gardens, an urban farm in Kansas City, Kansas. She also helps with several community garden plots.
Elana Gordon KCUR

In recent years, there’s been a concerted push at the local and national levels to expand access to healthy food, particularly in low-income areas.

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Central Standard
5:51 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Back In The Swing After Breast Cancer

Andrews McMeel Publishing

You weathered the diagnosis, underwent surgery, and made it through multiple rounds of chemotherapy.  In short, you've survived breast cancer.

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Central Standard
9:43 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Pizza!

weneedacoma.blogspot.com

In 1987 Congress designated October as National Pizza Month and we at Central Standard are nothing if not dedicated to the observance of this acknowledgment of one of our favorite foods.

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Central Standard Friday
2:37 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Food Critics: Best Meals Under $10

ny.eater.com

You're staring at an empty refrigerator realizing if you want to eat you're going to have to go out.  A quick check of the wallet shows it not much fuller than the fridge. So where can you find a decent meal for less than $10?

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