food

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Food: Mouthfeel

Sea cucumbers, never again
Credit stu_spivack / Flickr

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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Business
6:33 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Getting Locally Grown Foods To The Industrial Kitchens That Want Them

Douglas County has been awarded grants totaling more than $68,000 for a regional food hub feasibility study.

The year-long study will determine whether 16 counties in the northeast corner of Kansas could benefit by creating a warehouse for locally-grown foods.

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Food
1:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Summer Food Program Offers Free Meals To Wichita Children

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.

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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 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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Environment
6:03 am
Tue January 8, 2013

State Warns Against Kansas-Caught Fish Consumption

Credit Brick1083 / Flickr

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.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Restaurant Review: Hana Cafe

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

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.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Food: Alternative Thanksgiving

Credit antonellomusina / flickr

According to Pinterest, Thanksgiving is upon us. I know that it seems like several weeks away, but for those of us in charge of the meal, the planning begins now. I grew up eating the same huge meal, very traditional-- turkey and all the trimmings, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, the works. We had so many dishes to do, and so many courses. My mother is from the east coast and she made all the things from her childhood. We ate oyster casserole with creamed corn and saltines, bread stuffing with sage, sweet sweet sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Food: Wichita Asian Festival

Filipino lumpia
Luis Mazier (mazemet) / Flickr

The Wichita Asian Festival is coming up this weekend, and I’m excited about it.  I have attended nearly every year since it started 32 years ago.  What began as a small celebration with a smattering of food vendors and a beauty pageant has grown into a huge multicultural event.  There’s still a pageant, but now the entertainment ranges from East Indian dance troupes to martial arts demonstrations.  It’s a blast, but the best part for me has always been the food.

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