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Seg. 1: Rye's Pastry Chef | Seg. 2: Coronavirus + Restaurants | Seg. 3: Pantry Cooking

Segment 1: Rye's Megan Garrelts is a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. 

While some pastry chefs make a name for themselves for crazy concoctions, a significant portion of Garrelts' success is the result of elevating standbys like pies and cinnamon rolls.

  • Megan Garrelts, owner and executive pastry chef, Rye and Bluestem

Segment 2, beginning at 13:49: Looking into the impact of the coronavirus on our local restaurants.

How are businesses changing how they operate? How can we support our community without putting ourselves at risk? How are owners and employees doing with all of this?

  • Jenny Vergara, Feast Magazine
  • Liz Cook, The Pitch
  • Carlton Logan, KCFoodGuys.com
  • Danielle Lehman, Open Belly Podcast

Segment 3, beginning at 35:10: Tips for cooking at home with pantry staples.

We asked someone who dominates their pantry on a regular basis to give us ideas for tasty meals based mostly on non-perishables in your pantry. She shared secrets for working with canned fish, bulk grains, lentils, and dried chillis. 

  • Jenny Vergara, Feast Magazine
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