There is nothing like a summer tomato ? red and plump and plucked right off the vine so the juices inside are still slightly warm from the sun. But by the second week of August, even the most ardent tomato aficionados find that they have too much of a good thing.
From a hamburger patty and gravy on rice ("loco moco") to poor man's sushi ("poke"), everyday cuisine in the ethnically diverse Aloha state reflects the intermingling of cultures that created it.
By Michele Kayal/NPR
I remember the eager manager leading me down the supermarket's "ethnic" aisle.
"Right here," he said proudly as we stopped before a few pathetic boxes of matzo and a couple of jars of gefilte fish. He handed me the kosher salt I'd been looking for. "We'll be getting more Jewish items soon," he assured me.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we sample the Lady's Brunch Burger, a Paula Deen creation. It's basically a bacon cheeseburger on a donut bun. If you think that sounds gross, you're wrong.
By Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!
We love Paula Deen around here. Her creativity, her Southern charm, her shocking ability to still be alive. For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try one of her most famous recipes: The Lady's Brunch Burger.
What should you do when your tummy rumbles after all the "good places" have shut down for the night? Fortunately, the metro area offers plenty of options besides inedible tacos and convenience store delicacies. Walt Bodine is joined by our Food Critics for a look at the best places for a decent late-night meal, plus all the latest Kansas City restaurant news.
Kansas City is a sweet place to live--and has been for a long time. High profile candy-makers, artisan chocolatiers, and pioneering mass producers and distributors have all been part of the city's confectionery past and present.
By Walt Bodine Show
Walt Bodine and local historian and co-host Monroe Dodd unwrap the history of candy and candy-making in Kansas City. They talk with several local purveyors and listeners about their nougats, er, nuggets of nostalgia for local morsels of sugary goodness.
Chefs and restaurateurs from around the continent met in Kansas City to encourage the spread of more authentic Mexican fare.
By Sylvia Maria Gross
Kansas City, MO – It was the first annual conference of a new national organization, which aims to provide culinary advice and business tips to encourage the development of more authentic Mexican restaurants.
Kansas City, MO – Last week, chefs and owners of Mexican restaurants from around the continent met in Kansas City. It was the first annual conference of a new national organization, which aims to provide culinary advice and business tips to encourage the development of more authentic Mexican restaurants.