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For morel mushroom enthusiasts, hunting — and eating — season never feels long enough. If only the fungusy goodness could be prolonged somehow…

Chad Tillman and David Friesen have cracked the code, giving the fungi a longer life by putting them in beer and ice cream.

"The concept is, let's make a beer, and we can release it a little later," says Tillman, a chef at Freshwater who recently teamed with Crane Brewing in Raytown. "No one's eating morel mushrooms right around this time unless you're from the north."

Seg. 1: Always Be My Maybe | Seg. 2: Morel Mania

Jun 20, 2019

Segment 1: The rom-com everyone's talking about gets the Screentime treatment.

Always Be My Maybe is the next generation's Asian-American movie. Hear why.

  • Anthony Sze-Fai Shu, associate professor of English, UMKC
  • Tony Vinh, standup comic from Kansas City
  • Loey Lockerby, freelance film critic
  • Celisa Calacal, associate producer, Central Standard

Segment 2: Morel mushrooms find their way onto drink and dessert menus.

The Best Frozen Treats In Kansas City In 2018

Jul 28, 2018
The display case at an ice cream shop. It shows various brightly colored tubs of ice cream
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Was the Choco Taco, a concoctation that nestles vanilla ice cream and fudgey swirls into a sugar cone-turned-shell, a part of your childhood summers? It was for Central Standard host Gina Kaufmann.

Turns out the treat isn't something that can only be found in the halls of one's memory! You can recreate those summertime vibes of youth (or, at least, Gina can) by picking them up in boxes of four at the Roeland Park Price Chopper.

This post was originally published in April 2016.

It’s been a mild winter, which means we’re getting a jump on ice cream season.

Whether it’s served in a cup or cone, ice cream (and its friends: custard, gelato, sorbet, soft serve and more) is the classic treat that feels like an indulgence.

On Friday’s Central Standard, KCUR’s Food Critics search out the best ice cream in and around Kansas City.

Here are their recommendations:

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Summer in Kansas City is a unique time each year when the sun becomes relentless and the humidity makes it impossible to breathe. Sure, we've got air conditioning, but what if we need to go outdoors as well?

The Food Critics return to discuss the best way to beat the summer heat: frozen treats!

Host Charles Ferruzza talked with critics Gloria Gale, Mary Bloch, and Emily Farris to discuss the best ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt, and frozen novelties (FroYo and FroNo for the uninitiated) in Kansas City.