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.
The Kansas State Department of Education and the USDA are sponsoring a summer food program again this year, for children up to 18 years old.
Thirty-seven schools, community centers, and churches throughout Wichita will offer meals without reservations. Participants can go to any of the locations to get breakfast or lunch; some locations serve both daily.
The free meal program begins May 29 and runs through July 26. There are no requirements to get a meal. Adults can buy lunch for $3.50, breakfast for $2, or a snack for $1.
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.
State officials have issued revised fish consumption advisories for 2013 because locally caught fish may be contaminated by environmental pollutants.
Children and pregnant or nursing women are advised not to eat fish caught in Kansas more than once a week. They should limit bass consumption to once a month, due to mercury contamination. Everyone else should eat bass no more than once a week.
I have been going to Hana Café since it was a little Rock Road hole in the wall. It was tiny then, and very simple and Japanese-looking, complete with a waving kitty and blue and white curtains. The menu was small but excellent, serving sushi, pork tonkatsu, miso soup, and other Japanese specialties. One might also order a few Korean dishes, all well prepared.