Tag Archives: Savor Missouri

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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Pick a Peck

Photo by Nathan Furstenau Ripened on a tree, juice-dripping and magnificent, it’s not too late for Missouri peaches. If you’re up for a country drive, nine-plus peach orchards and markets near Lexington along the Sante Fe Trail (Highway 24) have … 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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Tomato Tales

In an informal survey (read while walking around during my day), the tomato was the unanimous pick for favorite garden vegetable. Americans eat an average of about 100 pounds of medium-sized tomatoes per year, according to Robert Hendrickson in American … Continue reading

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Seeds of Love — Cumin?

I get smug when I hear that old wives tales are proven right. Strange this pleasure, since I have not contributed one iota to the old wisdom. This time my joy is about cumin, discovered by science to be good … Continue reading

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For the Love of Food

Check out the June 2013 J-School Magazine (scroll down for Savor Missouri coverage)! http://journalism.missouri.edu/june-2013/the-love-of-food.php

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Rhubarb: Easy as Pie

I appreciate sour and tart flavors, fortuitous in the middle of Missouri’s May through June rhubarb season. Like pumpkins in the fall or sweet corn in the summer, rhubarb is a harbinger of season. And now this plant of farms … Continue reading

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