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Central Standard Friday
6:21 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Food Critics: Dining Entertainment

Where do you go for your favorite dining entertainment?
Credit Hinnerk R / WikiCommons

Food is a social activity, and where there are people entertainment follows.  On the Friday, June 14 the Central Standard food critics explore the best places to dine while catching a song, a game of trivia and more. 

Here is a list of some of the restaurants talked about on the show:

The New Places

The Red Door Grill - 11851 Roe Ave, Camelot Court Shopping Center, Leawood, KS 66211

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Harvest Public Media
7:53 am
Thu June 6, 2013

At The Farmer's Market, With Food Stamps

April Segura, of Lincoln, Neb., uses her SNAP benefits to shop at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market with her sons Jalen, 5, and Jeriel, 1.
Credit Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media

April Segura is a regular at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, Neb. On a warm, May afternoon, the single, stay-at-home mother of three greeted friends and acquaintances while strolling past tables of lettuce and herbs. She hoped to find more asparagus for sale.

“I love asparagus season and it’s probably about to be over,” said Segura, holding two grocery bags with one arm and her one-year-old son, Jeriel, with the other.

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Up To Date
6:00 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Behind The Scenes At Harvesters

Credit Harvesters.org

To feed more than 66,000 people every week Harvesters needs an advanced and organized warehouse operation to collect and distribute all this food to over 26 counties.

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Harvest Public Media
10:28 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Amended USDA Rule Will Require More Info On Meat Labels

The USDA’s amended COOL rule will require packers and retailers to include more information on labels on beef, pork, lamb, chicken and goat meat, specifically where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

Currently, labels only require companies to include where the animal was born.

Companies are also now barred from commingling cuts of meat from animals of different origins, which could make it easier to trace contaminated products. The USDA estimates these labeling changes could cost more than 7,000 companies up to $192 million.

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KC Currents
5:17 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

'Boys Grow' Program Changes Lives Through Growing Food And Making Ketchup

Boys Grow members learn how to grow food and the fundamentals of owning a small business.
Beth Lipoff

  Growing and eating local food isn’t just about health for one Kansas City group. Their farm fields are fertile ground for developing responsibility and shaping young lives, and the group’s leaders hope to harvest more than just tomatoes. 

When you grow up in the city, chickens aren’t something you see every day, but 13-year-old Malek Looney is getting to know them well.

"They’ll flap their wings and make loud noises and squawk at you. And you’ll be like, 'Oh no, they're mad at something,'" says Looney.

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Central Standard
2:36 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Food Critics: Where Are The Best Places To Dine Outside In The KC Area?

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In Kansas City it's expected that the weather will jump from snowy, to balmy, to sultry in a matter of weeks.

But now that we're firmly into spring, and summer is just around the corner, restaurants are opening their outdoor patios, decks, balconies, rooftops and sidewalk seating.

Many diners love the opportunity to dine al fresco, surrounded by the beauty of nature – or asphalt parking lots. Other Kansas City diners see outdoor dining as a nightmare of bugs, noise, cigarette smoke and gawking strangers.

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Central Standard Friday
9:40 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Food Critics: Korean Food

Bibimbap, a hardy and delicious dish.

Korean Restaurants:

Recent Restaurants:

Korea has been top of mind lately as the threat of conflict has been rising, but on this Central Standard Friday the food critics take a look at another explosive element of this country's culture: its cuisine. From famous dishes like kimchi and Bibimbap, we look at what makes up Korean food, and where you can find it in Kansas City.

Our critics this week are Charles Feruzza, Grace Suh, Emily Farris, Chris Becicka and Gloria Gale.

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Harvest Public Media
7:59 am
Mon April 29, 2013

How A Niche Market Saved This Farmer's Pork Business

Randy Hilleman turned his suffering pork business into an interstate collective of hog producers.
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

There’s more than one way to sell a pig.

And when the hog market plunged to 8 cents a pound in 1998, Iowa producer Randy Hilleman decided it was time to make a change. Hilleman raises Berkshire pigs, a breed that’s fattier than traditional pigs and costs a little more to raise. Back then, that was hurting him.

“If we took them into Marshalltown, [Iowa] to the big packing plant, we would get docked because they’re too fat,” Hilleman said. “What they pay on is lean, and we like to have some fat on ours.”

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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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Central Standard Friday
5:22 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Food Critics: Soul Food

In her book The Soul of Southern Cooking, Kathy Starr calls soul food "generous and earthy, like the people who created it. I'm not talking about small slivers of skinned chicken breasts surrounded by miniature carrots and radishes cut like roses. I'm talking about something to eat!" In Kansas City you'll never walk out hungry from one of this town's soul food restaurants or buffets. Classic southern cuisine like fried chicken, greens, macaroni and cheese, and peach cobbler are soul-soothing dishes. They may not be so good for your waistline, but they're nirvana for your spirit. Food Critic Charles Ferruzza, Emily Farris, Gloria Gale and Mary Bloch explore the best soul food of the city.

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Health
2:28 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Tyson To Pay $4 Million For Anhydrous Ammonia Release

Tyson Foods has agreed to a settlement with the federal government over accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia at its facilities in Kansas and three other states.

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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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Government
3:59 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Home Brewers Bill Passes Mo. Senate

Chris Prewitt KCUR

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

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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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