Kansas City

Kansas City

A Food Biography

Book - 2016
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Barbecue, fried chicken, chili, and steak: these foods immediately call to mind Kansas City's reputation for fantastic cuisine. This food biography tells the story of how geography, politics, arts, race, and culture came together to create these iconic foods and fuel a Kansas City food renaissance that is now finding renewed popularity and acclaim.
Publisher: Lanham :, Rowman & Littlefield,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781442232884
Characteristics: xiv, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary: Barbecue, fried chicken, chili, and steak: these foods immediately call to mind Kansas City's reputation for fantastic cuisine. This food biography tells the story of how geography, politics, arts, race, and culture came together to create these iconic foods and fuel a Kansas City food renaissance that is now finding renewed popularity and acclaim.

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TheresaAJ
Oct 07, 2017

Although written in an academic style, replete with extensive notes and bibliography, this book kept my interest as it explored the foods of the region from prehistoric days to the present. Topics include native foods, immigrant contributions, markets and groceries, home cooks, and recipes for the region's specialties such as green rice casserole, burnt ends, pan-fried chicken, and Myron Green cinnamon rolls. Every group has used the Missouri River for water, food, and trade which grew Kansas City's reputation as a fine purveyor of goods and hospitality. A few historic photos add interest to the book.

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