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Spicing Up Your Passover

Mar 21, 2013
joannathan.com/rbarenblat

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

Where Botany And Alcohol Mix

Mar 19, 2013
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.

Monsanto And Whole Foods Clash Over GM Foods

Mar 18, 2013
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.

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.

The Religious Diet

Mar 11, 2013

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?


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?

Chris Prewitt / KCUR

Legislation that would allow home brewers to bring home-made beer to festivals has passed the Missouri Senate. 

Fixing The Food Waste Problem

Mar 4, 2013
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?

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.

Local Butchers in KC

Feb 21, 2013
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?


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.


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.


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.

Eating Healthy In The New Year

Jan 11, 2013

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

Food: From Farm To Table

Jan 9, 2013

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.

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.

Food For A Hanukkah Feast

Dec 7, 2012
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.

The Otter, Squirrel And Deer Hunter

Dec 3, 2012

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.

Troubleshooting The Turkey

Nov 20, 2012
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.

Trouble Brewing For King Of Beers

Nov 20, 2012

Once upon a time, Anheuser-Busch hopped on the throne as the king of beers. Then, the foam head started to collapse.

Food Critics: Super Soups

Nov 15, 2012

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

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.

Food Critics: Comfort Food

Nov 1, 2012
savourthesensesblog.com

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

'Last Bite' Cookbook Features Kansas City Chefs

Oct 31, 2012
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.

Are Healthy & Halloween Mutually Exclusive?

Oct 31, 2012
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.

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.

Back In The Swing After Breast Cancer

Oct 23, 2012
Andrews McMeel Publishing

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

Pizza!

Oct 22, 2012
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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