Tanya Tandoc

Food commentator

Tanya Tandoc is a chef, writer, artist and owner of Tanya's Soup Kitchen in Wichita.

When she is not piloting her soup ship, she teaches cooking classes, writes recipes, consults and is a food stylist for the restaurant industry. She is also a ceramicist, cellist and bellydancer.

She lives in Wichita with her husband, son, pug dogs and giant cats.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Restaurant Review: Harry's Uptown Bar & Grill

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

If you have lived in Wichita for longer than a year and haven’t made the trip to Harry’s Uptown Bar & Grill, you are missing out on some of the best atmosphere in town.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Food: Farmers' Markets

Old Town Farmers' Market
Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

This is the time of the year when my thoughts turn to gardening.

It’s all about what I want to eat… not so much about the actual work of planting, weeding, tending and harvest. I pore over seed catalogs, plan, order and fantasize. It’s really mainly about the fantasizing. I am definitely not thinking about weeding when I place my orders!

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Food
5:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Restaurant Review: Garden Grill Cafe

Credit The Garden Grill

I am delighted that Chef Miguel Larcher, of the now closed vegan restaurant D’Sozo’, has found a new location and is back to cooking amazing, interesting vegan cuisine.

His new place, the Garden Grill Café, is located inside the cool Occidental building downtown. The restaurant is a little hard to find, but just walk in the front door and enter, and you will find yourself in a lovely room, with gorgeous high ceilings and a skylight.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Food: Cooking Shows

Rachael Ray has a food adventure
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I will admit that I have a complicated relationship with food television. To me, it’s like a lover I broke up with, then hated, then slowly began to tolerate again, then just forgot about.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Restaurant Review: Official Bar-B-Q

Credit Tanya Tandoc / KMUW

I love smoked meat, and Wichita has some of the finest pitmasters (and mistresses) around. My husband discovered Official Bar-B-Que a few months ago, while walking our ancient pug down the block.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Restaurant Review: Doo-Dah Diner

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

Wichita has a relatively new fun breakfast and lunch spot, the Doo-Dah Diner, just east of the on-ramp to Kellogg, between Broadway and Market.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Restaurant Review: The Artichoke

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

If you don’t already know about The Artichoke, at 811 North Broadway in Wichita, you are missing out.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Food: Slow Cooking

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My plan for today was to talk about leftovers and what to do with them, but as I sat in my office Wednesday, typing and watching snow fall beautifully onto our patio, I changed my mind.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Restaurant Review: Fizz Burgers and Bottles

Fizz Boursin burger
Credit Tanya Tandoc

I took my mangled friend Teri to Fizz Burgers and Bottles out at 37th and Rock Road before her orthopedic appointment the other day, to cheer her up and to eat something good.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Food Essays

I devour books. When I find one I love I’ll read it cover to cover, as fast as I can, and all other activities pale in comparison. I have a particular passion for food essays that started when I was a little girl.

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