Purple Savoy Cabbage

Purple Savoy Cabbage

The vivid color and shape of this purple and green savoy cabbage looks alien as if frilly jaws are poised to snap open and seize a meal. This winter cabbage is as delicious to eat as it is to look at aesthetically. Milder and sweeter than red and green cabbage, savoy...
Ride Along With Jerry Fisher

Ride Along With Jerry Fisher

I knew that a Saturday morning ride-along with Jerry Fisher would cost me. I just didn’t know how much. I pulled up to the Parkville Farmer’s Market early Saturday morning. Smooth as Antonio Banderas as a charity fundraiser, I made my way past the produce...
Burgers’ Smokehouse, Fort Bacon and The House of Ham

Burgers’ Smokehouse, Fort Bacon and The House of Ham

We made ourselves hungry talking about hickory-smoked bacon en route to Burgers’ Smokehouse in California, Missouri. Dave Crum, general manager for Arrowhead Specialty Meats and former chef de cuisine at bluestem, drove while Chef Howard Hanna of The Rieger rode...

Blind Faith – Dining in the Dark with Alphapointe

I sat a table with six other people and prepared to put on a blindfold. In moments, I would attempt to eat a three-course meal without the aid of sight. This exercise was a simulation of what 300 guests will encounter at Dining in the Dark, an event on February 27...

The Host and The Guest

When I learned about a death in the family, I immediately agreed to cook dinner for them that night. The family wasn’t mine or Pam’s, but someone she knew. Cooking a meal was something I could do to help in a time of need. “Anything that...