Food

Off the Beaten Plate: Walking Tacos at Henry T’s
December 10, 2014
The “Walking Taco” is all about convenience. Order up a plate of these babies at Henry T’s and forget about the to-go box.
Cooking From Scratch: Grocery store gifts
December 10, 2014
Black Friday, Cyber Monday ― blech! Call me a Grinch if you want, but I hate the mall. I’d much rather do my holiday shopping at the grocery store.
Delicious/Nutritious: Ginger a healthy, tasty treat
December 9, 2014
Ginger is a spicy root that is small but mighty — not just in size but in both flavor and health benefits.
KU professor emerita continues broadening horizons with Italian culture
December 2, 2014
Jan Kozma is a self-described “stickler” when it comes to Italian grammar. Yet when she reflects on her more than 37 years of teaching Italian, parts of speech and sentence diagrams don’t stand out as the most memorable. “You teach to broaden their horizons and to open a world to them,” Kozma said. “You could really change lives, and that’s been just wonderful.” Kozma continues broadening horizons in retirement by giving lectures on Italian culture. By Sara Shepherd
Off the Beaten Plate: Pumpkin Curry at Baan Thai
December 1, 2014
With Thanksgiving officially over and next month’s holiday feasts on their way, pumpkin heyday is in full swing. For those who can’t get enough of the festive vegetable, might we suggest something a little out of the ordinary: pumpkin curry at Baan Thai.
Volunteers craft works of art with gingerbread
November 29, 2014
Next weekend, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County will host its 20th annual Gingerbread Festival and Auction. More than 100 gingerbread houses, created by both adult and children volunteers, will be on display from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7.
Recipe submissions sought for ‘New Kansas Cookbook’
November 28, 2014
The University Press of Kansas, along with authors Frank and Jayni Carey are seeking recipes from Kansas cooks — both amateur and professional — for possible inclusion in “The New Kansas Cookbook.”
Cooking From Scratch: Candied orange peels an easy, sweet holiday treat
November 26, 2014
Amidst the flurry of sugar cookies and peanut butter balls that get made over the holiday season, I always find a few moments to sneak in a batch of what is perhaps my favorite Christmas candy of all: candied orange peels.
Bite Sighs: Pumpkin cranberry bread to take on the road
November 25, 2014
Not overly moist or crumbly as most pumpkin bread, this one is firm and slightly dense; studded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, it’s the perfect in-car take-along snack that won’t leave crumbs in the upholstery as you head over the river and through the woods.
9 drink wonders of Lawrence
A list of the city’s most iconic beverages
10:02 p.m., November 19, 2014 Updated 08:41 a.m.
Earlier this year, the Journal-World assembled a list of the top 10 wonders of the Lawrence food world. Why not do it again with beverages?
Off the Beaten Plate: The Spud at Limestone Pizza
November 19, 2014
Just when we thought pizza couldn’t get any more carb-heavy, along comes The Spud at Limestone Pizza.
Off the Beaten Plate: The Blissful Swiss at Eats
November 14, 2014
Looking to dabble in a little food espionage? The Blissful Swiss at Eats is essentially a Reuben sandwich masquerading as a hot dog, and a tasty one at that. It’s missing the rye bread (who eats a hot dog on rye?) and of course, the corned beef, but still calls to mind the classic sandwich.
Beyond turkey: Ideas for an alternative Thanksgiving menu
November 12, 2014
While most folks still enjoy a classic Thanksgiving meal, many others will want to try something new this holiday season.
Cooking from Scratch: Time for citrus tea
November 12, 2014
As scarlet leaves fall to the frosty, gray branches of November, my favorite comforts become knitting and tea. They’re simple treats, but, with winter beginning to hint at its coming, their importance to my morale is hard to overstate.
Delicious/Nutritious: The magical, misunderstood spaghetti squash
November 12, 2014
Spaghetti squash is a magical vegetable, able to go from a hard-fleshed beast to a light pile of noodles in just under an hour. Plus 100 grams of spaghetti squash has just 31 calories. So, if you like warm pasta dishes as the weather gets cooler, try subbing in this squash and spending your pasta calories elsewhere.