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Kansas City Food History (Encore)

Eating outdoors is universal, but Kansas Citians have a special love for it. Along with cinnamon rolls, and feeding visitors until they burst at the seams. It can all be traced back to our history.
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The food of Kansas City has a life story to tell. Author Andrea Broomfield tells it. The origins of Kansas City chili, tamales and tailgating, an affinity for dining al fresco and cinnamon rolls, and what local beer has to do with our sports teams and stadiums. Every food tradition can be explained through the lens of history.