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Ciao Italia!

COLUMBIA, Missouri — The MU food writers are hitting the trail for Florence and Siena, Italy. I am excited to say that seven journalists–Chole Castelberry, Breckyn Crocker, Molly Curry, Christine Jackson, Elizabeth Johnson, Claire Lardizabal and Faith Vickery–are joining my … Continue reading

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Veggies on the mind

In Chomoio, Mozambique, the beans are popular in the local market– speckled ones, cream-colored kidney beans, and others. Word has it, small black beans, maybe red ones, too, can be found.. But the Portuguese man we met at lunch, the … Continue reading

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A particular hope

A Peace Corps friend, Michelle Doyle, posted that today is the 29th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. She remembers her teacher-counterparts telling her and crying. We were all in Tunisia that year. All of us, I have no … Continue reading

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Wheat fields a’plenty

We made it to the wheat fields of the Yaqui Valley in Mexico. Hectares of testing fields, miles of tassels. Though it reminded me of my Kansas homeland, I am at the Borlaug 100 in Cd. Obregon, Mexico, with co-professor … Continue reading

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Ketchup Chronicle

I am not a fan of needless work. But once, out of craving and necessity, I made my own ketchup. My husband and I had been in North Africa for a year and a half by 1985, and French fries … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Wurstmeister

After 42 years in the sausage making business, Mike Sloan of the Wurst Haus in Hermann has started offering classes. I attended one along with 22 others, some local but most from other parts of Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. We … Continue reading

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Advance copy arrives

Couldn’t be happier! It’s early–what a lovely surprise!

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