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Seg. 1: Missouri Mushrooms | Seg. 2: The Best Rice

Segment 1: Missouri is home to choice wild edible fall mushrooms.

A hunt for wild mushrooms at Burr Oak Woods launches a conversation about foraging Missouri mushrooms. Then, a James Beard Award-winning chef offers mushroom-cooking expertise for the home cook.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:13: The food critics help us find the best rice dishes on Kansas City menus.

Paella, biryani, dirty rice and bibimbap. The key ingredient in all these dishes, from cuisines around the world, is rice. Whether it's carmelized and crispy or soft and soupy, a hot bowl of rice with something savory is the perfect cold-weather meal.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Mackenzie Martin makes podcasts for KCUR Studios. You can find her on Twitter @_macmartin.