Tag Archives: Missouri local foods

Forage like an expert

Missouri’s undomesticated world is spilling over with bounty. There are wild and tasty foods waiting for harvest, but for those of you who wouldn’t forage in meadows or woods, consider your front lawn. Or, please, consider mine. For more, see … Continue reading

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Foraging for Fungi

Find hidden bounty in Missouri Despite words like fungus and spore and biomass we love to eat mushrooms. And from the looks of it, as recorded in books such as Missouri’s Wild Mushrooms by Maxine Stone, Missouri is a great … Continue reading

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Bee hum

Bees and honey and waggle dances get my attention this time of year. See http://www.missourilife.com/blogs/savor-missouri/bee-hum/ for more on this, or my very first food column for the Columbia Tribune, “Dancing with Bees,” today! The photo here is of the bee … Continue reading

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Thumbs up to farm dinner season

Smooth your table napkin down and get ready: it’s farm dinner season. The lush outdoors does amazing things for appetite and it may be the closest you’ll come in Missouri to that leisurely, convivial way of eating better known in … Continue reading

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On the Last Hill in Missouri before the Gulf

The Wine Writing Class stopped at to see Jerry Smith at River Ridge Winery near tiny Commerce, Missouri, in the late afternoon and evening yesterday. We compared grape varietal clusters, peered under leaf canopies, and tasted the River Ridge array … Continue reading

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Mama Mia!

Italian food has been on my mind a lot because I am lucky enough to be leading a Rotary International Group Study Exchange to Puglia, Italy in May. Our first meeting needed to be focused on team building–what could be … Continue reading

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