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By Kelley Nelson

It may seem elementary but don’t move your tassel before learning your ABCs. Here, we’ve complied a list of the top 26 foods from some of the area’s best eateries, all outlined from A to Z. So kick your TV tray habit, break the Ramen rut, and go explore what Northeast Kansas has to offer. Welcome to your tastiest four-year plan yet. Click to continue…

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By Ben Marshall

Propped up on a bar stool, Scott Benjamin watches intently as bartender Griff carefully bruises a few sprigs of mint at the bottom of a mixing cup containing simple syrup.

“You don’t want to rip or tear the mint leaves, because if you tear the leaf of an herb, it releases a foul taste as a defense mechanism,” Benjamin said. “That’s where you get a bitter flavor.” Click to continue…

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Post image for Rancher Dillinger develops his own ‘buffalo philosophy’

By Brett Ziegler

WESTMORELAND – The North American Bison, commonly known as buffalo, still roam the Kansas prairie. Ed Dillinger operates Lazy Heart D Buffalo Ranch, the family’s ranch brand that started in the 1960s and is located northeast of Manhattan. The secret to his operation, he says, is to understand the bison. Click to continue…

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Volga Germans bring wheat, cuisine to Kansas

May 5, 2011
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By Kirsten Lee

America the Beautiful, written in 1893 by Katherine Lee Bates, sings of amber waves of grain. Wheat grown in Kansas has a rich background filled with stories of heritage and multiple settlements.

The story German settlers living along the banks of the Volga and Karaman rivers in Russia immigrated to Kansas. They brought with them wheat farming skills and a rich culinary heritage, both still evident in the state today. Click to continue…

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Paola restaurant feeds dream, community

May 5, 2011
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By Annarose Hart

PAOLA – Molly’s Table is home of an evolving menu, and always has the edge on the next food trend, energizing and entertaining locals and tourists. Donna Nagle created Molly’s Table, named after her daughter Molly, as a catering business, market, and deli for the local community of 5,000 people.

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Pallucca’s to mark 100 years in Frontenac

May 5, 2011
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By Allie Coulter

FRONTENAC – In 2012, Pallucca and Son’s Super Market will celebrate its 100 year anniversary. In 1912, Attilio Pallucca, an immigrated from San Pellegrino, Rome, opened the Italian shop in Southeast Kansas. The meat market and grocery store is located off highway 69 in Frontenac, a town of around 3,000 residents.

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Blog: Granddaughter of cattle farmer attempts vegan diet in the wheat state

May 5, 2011
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By Melissa Short

As I bit into my first juicy, satisfying meat-free soy burger I knew that this vegan experiment was going to be ok. As an omnivore I have always been fascinated by vegans and the things they go without-like macaroni and cheese. This blog is about a college student trying to eat vegan in a town known for burgers and Call Hall ice cream.

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