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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.

Food Critics: Best Meals Under $10

Oct 19, 2012
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?

Think you're part of the food-literati? True or false: 13 million more acres of farmland would be required to produce enough fruit and vegetables for the daily diets of all Americans to meet U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines.

Highlight Reel

Oct 5, 2012
flickr / Ronan_C

We've got a rare treat for you.

Tune in this week when Food Critics Charles Ferruzza, of The Pitch and Fat City Blog, and Emily Farris, of Feed Me KC, join forces with history host Monroe Dodd to bring you a very special edition of Central Standard Friday.

Julie Denesha / KCUR

So three absolutely amazing chefs were walking down the street one day when a man jumped out from behind a bush... and surprised them with a simple request:

Food Critics: Non-Traditional Dining

Sep 21, 2012
flickr / toastforbrekkie

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics discuss the best non-traditional places for delicious eats.

Food Critics: Eating Out In Lawrence

Sep 7, 2012
flickr / Kansas Poetry (Patrick)

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots in Lawrence. We're talking the best coffee shops, bars and even fine dining in that fun college town west of KC.

Food Critics: Sweet!

Aug 24, 2012
Angela C. Bond / The Pitch

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots for a sweet treat in town. From ice cream to macaroons to a slice of coconut cake – we’re coming by with the dessert tray.

KC's Sparkling Cocktail Culture

Aug 16, 2012
Ink Magazine

On this Thursday's Central Standard, how local bartenders are helping KC reclaim its status as the Paris of the Plains.

Milk & Honey (& Haunts!)

Aug 14, 2012

What can be done when you hear blood curdling screams and shrieking coming from your oven? Offer the ghosts a salted caramel macaroon, of course.

Food Critics: Brunch

Aug 10, 2012
Librarian Avenger / Flickr

This is not the most recent version of the best brunch offerings in Kansas City. Look at the most recent version here.

A Butcher Shop With A Garden

Aug 2, 2012
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.

Food Critics: Late Night Dining

Jul 26, 2012
Thomas Hawk / flickr

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite late night dining spots. Where can you get a good meal after 10 o'clock, but before the last bar closes at 3?

Hospitals Serving Up More Than Green Jell-O

Jul 18, 2012

Hospital food doesn't tend to conjure images of gourmet cuisine or down-home victuals. In fact, most people tend to turn up their nose at the very thought of the bland meals that hospitals are known for serving.

Unique Grocery Store Rolls Into Kansas City

Jul 18, 2012
Elana Gordon / KCUR

People living in parts of Kansas City that aren’t near a big grocery store now have another food option. But it’s not your typical grocery store, and it’s not run by your typical vendor.

Recipes For A Heatwave

Jul 17, 2012
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.

Food Critics: Restaurant Etiquette

Jul 12, 2012
rwphotobug / flickr

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics offer up a lesson in dining etiquette – from what to do with your cell phone, to how to eat BBQ with your boss.

This topic was inspired an e-mail we received from listener Mak (thanks!) who wrote us with this question:

Packing up a meal for this weekend's city-wide picnic? Here are some recipes you might want to try, and some tips for keeping your home-packed foods safe to eat later in the day.

Food Critics: Lunch Time

Jun 29, 2012
David LaCrone / KC Lunch Spots

Coming up on Central Standard Friday, host Charles Ferruzza and the Food Critics share their favorite spots for a midday meal -- whether you're in the mood for a food truck taco, pork tenderloin sandwich, burger, or bento box.

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