food

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5:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Tanya Tandoc: Want Something New And Fresh? Try Ceviche!

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For those of us who adore fresh fish, ceviche is one of the best ways to eat it.

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5:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Now THIS Is French Onion Soup

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French onion soup is the iconic bistro classic that nearly everyone is familiar with. Rich beef broth, filled with onions, topped with a slice of baguette and covered with cheese. Well done, it is delicious. Poorly done, it is hell in a bowl.

When I developed my recipe for this soup, I decided that there were a few things that I would change. Most apparent was the fact that the bread was always soggy and the cheese, once broiled, would harden immediately into a spoon-rejecting casing.

So I did a little tweaking and fixed the things that annoyed me about the soup.

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5:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: CHEESE!

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When I was growing up in Newton in the '70s, I was unaware that there were more than five kinds of cheese.

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5:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Holiday Relaxation

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The holidays can be extraordinarily stressful for even the most spirit-filled person. If you are the one doing the cooking, replicating a giant, fancy holiday meal can bring one to wit’s end, particularly if you just did another elaborate dinner at Thanksgiving.

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5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Spicy Advice

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Spices and herbs are as essential as a sharp knife when creating delicious food.

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5:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Get A Good Knife. Seriously.

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My knife is the most essential tool in my kitchen arsenal. All the beautiful, expensive pots and pans in the world cannot make up for a bad knife.

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5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Mole, Oaxacan Style!

Design on a chair at Rostizeria Los Reyes
Credit Tanya Tandoc / KMUW

Mexican restaurants abound in Wichita, and each is unique in quality, authenticity, menu and style.

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5:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: A Peek Into My Inspiration

Tanya Tandoc KMUW

I read cookbooks like novels, and I have ever since I discovered my mother’s late '60s edition of Betty Crocker. I have more than 400 food books, and I love them all, even the ones that aren’t very good.

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6:20 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Into It: The Strange Life Of Discontinued Breakfast Cereals

"Kids didn’t just cuddle E.T., they ate him."

The cereal aisle is run by kids. It’s their purchasing power that brings TV shows, movies, and even stranger products together with the barons of breakfast.

Mr. T cereal debuted in 1984 and was essentially T-shaped captain crunch. But it got a little more cool when it teamed up with Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

When movies inspire cereals, the commercials sound like trailers. The kids become part of the action and eat like the stars.

Less likely products have tested the waters, including the Nintendo Cereal System, a cereal featuring Mario and Zelda.

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5:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Food: Mouthfeel

Sea cucumbers, never again
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Lots of people I know are texturally sensitive eaters.

They won’t eat anything slimy, bouncy, gummy, gelatinous or spongy. Even the idea of tapioca pudding gives them the shivers.

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