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Food

Lawrence Libations: Hog Wash Sazerac at 715
August 6, 2014
It may not be the most appetizing of names, but true fans of the classic sazerac cocktail will swoon over this smoky signature 715 rendition.
Kansas wine: You needn’t go far to taste state’s unique terroir
August 6, 2014
The first rule about trying Kansas wine? Be open-minded to trying Kansas wine. “Get the California out of your mind,” said Lori Henderson, who along with her husband owns the newly opened Crooked Post Winery in Ozawkie. “Put all preconceived notions out of your head about what wines are supposed to taste like.” By Sara Shepherd
6 next-generation food icons, plus ghosts of Lawrence food wonders past
August 6, 2014
In the years it takes food icons to build their fame, countless other menu items will be 86’ed for good. But every icon has to start somewhere, right? Rookie food players, this week’s list is for you.
New charcuterie goes nose to tail at 19th and Massachusetts
August 3, 2014
In a land where “processed meat” is synonymous with yellow plastic-clad bologna in a giant supermarket, the version at Hank Charcuterie may surprise. Lamb sausage, chorizo, duck liver pate, ham hock rillette and hand-cut bacon fill Hank’s meat counter. Each is processed by hand within eyeshot of the cash register, from butchering a whole animal to packaging the products made from it — all of it. By Sara Shepherd
Cooking from Scratch: Fridge pickles
July 30, 2014
Can we talk about what a wonderful year this has been for gardens so far? I haven’t had to water once, yet everything looks healthy and green.
Top 10 wonders of the Lawrence food world
July 30, 2014
What are the top 10 wonders of the Lawrence food world — our city’s most iconic, most delicious, most notorious, must-have, can’t-miss, original-to-us menu items? Here’s our list.
In a jam? Time to think outside PB&J
July 29, 2014
It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam.
List helps consumers make smart choices when purchasing organic produce
July 28, 2014
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy group that specializes in human environmental and health issues, has created a “Dirty Dozen” list and a “Clean Fifteen” list meant to help consumers shop smart when purchasing produce.
Off the Beaten Plate: Barbequed Egg Rolls at Bigg’s
July 23, 2014
Every barbecue restaurant serves a pulled pork sandwich. Not every barbecue restaurant has this. By Sara Shepherd
Cooking from Scratch: Cherry-infused rye whiskey for Christmas
July 23, 2014
Infused liquor is one of the simplest at-home preserving projects there is. While you can always get fancier, at heart it requires only four ingredients ― strong alcohol, some fruit, a little sugar and several months of time.
Blackberry pie like Grandma used to make
July 22, 2014
When attending a wedding, it is normally customary to RSVP, choose an outfit, talk the hubby into a tie. But recently, my wedding prep became RSVP, choose an outfit, bake a pie. Actually, two pies.
Meal delivery programs serve hundreds of local homebound residents
July 21, 2014
Kristie Bowen, of Lawrence, is one of dozens of volunteers for Douglas County’s two programs that deliver meals to homebound residents: Douglas County Senior Meals and Lawrence Meals on Wheels. The latter serves residents 60 and older with normal diets, while the latter delivers meals to people of all ages and those with dietary restrictions. By Giles Bruce
Legendary KU sports photos, portion sizes at new West Lawrence bar and grill
July 16, 2014
The new Legends sports bar and grill serves athlete-sized plates of food under the gaze of Kansas University sports stars from days gone by.
Off the Beaten Plate: Baozi at Oriental Pearl
July 16, 2014
In China people eat these doughy pork-filled steamed buns for breakfast, often carrying out a couple in a paper bag to eat on the run.
Lawrence girl wins chance to dine with Michelle Obama at White House
July 16, 2014
Lawrence’s Jasmy Mavilla, 8, recently was named one of 54 winners of a nationwide contest for children to come up with original, healthy lunch recipes. She will fly to Washington, D.C., with her mother, Sowjanya Seetala, for a Friday dinner with Michelle Obama and fellow winners at the White House.