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Portrait Session: Charles Ferruzza (Repeat)

An ode to a witty and charming food critic that we'll dearly miss.

Kansas City journalist and bon vivant Charles Ferruzza, who was a longtime food critic on Central Standard, died early Tuesday. He was only 62. To remember him, we decided to listen back to this portrait session with him from 2015, where he reflects on being a food critic, his relationship with food, and his life in Kansas City. 

People don't make cameos in news stories; the human story is the story, with characters affected by news events, not defined by them. As a columnist and podcaster, I want to acknowledge what it feels like to live through this time in Kansas City, one vantage point at a time. Together, these weekly vignettes form a collage of daily life in Kansas City as it changes in some ways, and stubbornly resists change in others. You can follow me on Twitter @GinaKCUR or email me at gina@kcur.org.
Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.