RIP John McClure

News broke today that Executive Chef John McClure, owner of Starker’s Restaurant, passed away. While few details are available at this moment, many people throughout Kansas City are expressing their love, sadness, shock, disbelief and grief via Facebook. This...

Duane Daugherty, Mr. Doggity Foods

Recently, I strayed from household standard Gates Barbecue sauce and tried a bottle of Mr. Doggity’s BBQ Sauce. It was given to me by the man behind Mr. Doggity Foods, Duane Daugherty. Duane developed this sauce after lots of research, finessing a recipe and...

Suzanne Frisee, Meadowlark Acres

Back in August, I wrote a brief post about Suzanne Frisse and Meadowlark Acres and posted some colorful photographs from my summer visit. That visit was research for the October issue of Kansas City Magazine on news stands now. My interview turned into a cooking class...

Suzanne Frisse, Meadowlark Acres

Suzanne Frisse, gardener-in-chief and the culinary ace behind Meadowlark Acres gourmet goods, is a free spirit by nature and a colorful person by choice. There’s more to Frisse and her artisan food than meets the eye. Craftsmanship is apparent in her cooking and...