Central Standard
1:02 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Literature About Food: Its Storied Past, Its Current Popularity

Shelves full of food, tables covered in books? You're not alone.
Credit Kate Hiscock / Flickr, Creative Commons

With eaters taking an interest in food extending beyond recipes, food writing is gaining a voracious audience. Food can be a character, or a source of potent metaphor. It can also tell us something important about ourselves and our society. Kansas City experts offer insights and recommendations.

Guests and their recommendations:

Cat Neville, founder, Feast Magazine

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Harvest Public Media
6:02 am
Tue July 8, 2014

On The Farm, Chefs Learn The Basics Of Food Production

Farmer Kate Potter shows chef Terrah King how to gut a chicken at Chef Camp in Livingston County, Ill.
Sean Powers Harvest Public Media

With farm to table restaurants springing up left and right, cooks are having to go beyond the grocery store. That’s why about a dozen chefs from Chicago and central Illinois recently gathered for a two-day crash course on where their food comes from – the farm.

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Up To Date
10:57 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Herbs And Spices: In The Garden And On Your Plate

We're talking herbs and spices on Friday's Up to Date.
Credit SuzetteSuzette / Flickr-CC

Most of us have a spice rack with lots of different choices in it, but if you’re not a gourmet chef, you might not know which herbs and spices pair the best with different meats and veggies. Then there's the ones with fancy packaging sold fresh at the store-- are they really that much better than your cupboard’s dry goods? 

On Friday's Up to Date, we delve into the pungent world of herbs and spices to see which can survive and thrive in your own Kansas or Missouri backyard and what's worth the splurge on aisle two.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

After 7 Nominations, Local Chef Wins Award

Chef Colby Garrelts

After seven nominations, Bluestem's Chef Colby Garrelts took home the prize this week as Best Chef of the Midwest at the James Beard awards in New York City. 

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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Cooking With Fire, Water, Wind & Earth

Want to learn the secrets of a barbecue master or how the “fermentos” do their thing with cheese, beer and pickles? 

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

Spicing Up Your Passover

Joan Nathan on Passover

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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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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Central Standard
9:38 am
Thu August 2, 2012

A Butcher Shop With A Garden

Tomeka Weatherspoon KCUR

On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at a new kind of butcher shop in the East Bottoms, offering whole-pig butchering classes, homemade chutneys, and locally sourced meats.

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Central Standard
9:54 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Recipes For A Heatwave

Grilled Vegetable Napoleon
Shanita McAfee

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, a heat wave recipe exchange. Perfect ideas for those nights when stove is a four letter word.

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