Tag Archives: regioinal foods

Food Firenze

Figs, balsamic, prosciutto, parmesan, pasta, wine and more comprise the tastes of the Florentine and Tuscan region of Italy and nothing will stop six students at the MU School of Journalism—Jordan Bromberg, Rachel Green, Jennifer Janssen, Kaitlynn Martin, Rachel Trujillo, … Continue reading

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Eggplant Evolution

I have a certain fondness for shiny fruit with a past. Eggplant, like the tomato, is connected to the poisonous nightshade family, and that low history was exposed as it came west, likely from India and other parts of Asia. … 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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Savor Missouri on its way!

Savor Missouri: River Hills Country Food and Wine proof pages are here and waiting in a tidy pile on my not-so-tidy desk. Ah. First love.

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Wine Writing Class Goes to Ground

The Wine Writing Class went way underground in the Cave Vineyards cavern near Ste. Genevieve this morning. We spent time with Mary Jo Strussione and daughter Laura and learned a thing or two about biscotti and wine combinations. Laura says, … Continue reading

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I churned (in a food processor) my first butter today! Julia the Cow just keeps providing and I found I couldn’t use all the cream from her milk. So…butter! Made scones to go with it and Terry’s using the buttermilk … Continue reading

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