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Cooking class report card: Let’s call it a B-

November 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Cooking tips, Food preparation

My first challenge: Teach novices to cook in 2 hours. What was I thinking? My second challenge: Same time frame, narrower focus. This time, it was grassfed beef and pastured chicken and pork. As promised, here’s a look at those two cooking classes, each attended by ten persons. (You can read the course descriptions and […]

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Roundup: Doing, learning for better food

October 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Roundup: Doing, learning for better food · Roundup

Know your meat source. Grassfed beef biggie Tallgrass Beef of Sedan, Kansas, is the latest client of IdentiGEN North America Inc., subsidiary of the Irish IdentiGEN Ltd. The company’s DNA TraceBack technology allows meat to be traced to the farm where it was raised (unlike, say, the tainted hamburger recounted recently in the NY Times). […]

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Bierochs provide change of pace, taste of tradition

March 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Bierochs provide change of pace, taste of tradition · recipes

What do you do with ground beef when you don’t want hamburgers, meatballs, meatloaf or tacos? I suppose you could make shepherd’s pie or some such. I instead made bierochs (also spelled bierocks). This traditional food—a bun stuffed with a beef-onion-cabbage mixture—is familiar in rural Kansas, especially those settled by Volga Germans, according to some […]

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Braising makes for succulent grass-fed beef

October 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Food preparation, local food, recipes

If you’ve hesitated to try grass-fed beef because you’ve heard it’s tough, you might reconsider. Just be sure to braise it. “Low and slow” are the watchwords for grass-fed beef, such as the roast I got from my friends’ cattle. And braising is a nice way to cook on a chilly, rainy day. Can you […]

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Roundup: Green eggs, green eating

July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Roundup: Green eggs, green eating · Environment, Food in the news, local food, Roundup

Green eggs (no ham). An outfit in Missouri is doing large-scale production of eggs from pastured chicken, and that’s something to crow about. (KC Star) Shrinking food print. Three questions can lead to greener eating. (KC Star) Osage oranges. Kate Will celebrates her picnic spot in Osage County in the shade of hedge trees, aka […]

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Kansas’ beef country gets orchestral exposure

June 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Eating out, Environment

What do you think of when you think of Kansas beef? The old Kansas City Stock Yards? The feed lots? Old Dodge City? You might, but to be in touch with contemporary food, you probably should think about ranches and packing plants, too. That’s because beef in Kansas is huge. Kansas may be the Wheat […]

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