From Persimmons to Pawpaws, Custom Foodscaping Helps Chefs and Consumers Build Their Own Edible Landscapes

From Persimmons to Pawpaws, Custom Foodscaping Helps Chefs and Consumers Build Their Own Edible Landscapes

Matt Lebon’s company designs and installs edible landscapes of all sizes for restaurants, schools and even suburban backyards.

These 8 Local Farms Are Preserving Rare Heritage Hog Breeds

These 8 Local Farms Are Preserving Rare Heritage Hog Breeds

Over the past century, many heritage hog breeds have gotten dangerously close to extinction. Heritage refers to breeds that were common before the rise of industrialized agriculture, particularly prior to World War II. Hog breeds like Red Wattle, American Guinea Hogs and Wessex Saddleback…

In Fordland, Missouri, Terrell Creek Farm Produces Award-Winning Goat’s Milk Cheeses

In Fordland, Missouri, Terrell Creek Farm Produces Award-Winning Goat’s Milk Cheeses

Milk from a herd of Alpine and Nubian-Alpine goats is used to produce fresh chèvre, Feta, queso fresco, blue cheese and more.

Baramee Thai Bistro Turns Up the Heat in Kansas City

Baramee Thai Bistro Turns Up the Heat in Kansas City

Traditional Thai dishes are offered in four levels of heat.

In Columbia, Boss Taco’s New Storefront Builds on the Food Truck’s Favorites

In Columbia, Boss Taco’s New Storefront Builds on the Food Truck’s Favorites

Look for a rotating taco menu along with soups, salads and nachos.

Frank ‘N’ Steins Serves Creative Hot Dogs, Brats and Craft Beer in Springfield

Frank ‘N’ Steins Serves Creative Hot Dogs, Brats and Craft Beer in Springfield

Dish names play on famous films, like The Breakfast Grub.

In Rolla, Hoppers Pub Serves Classic Pub Fare in Route 66-Themed Digs

In Rolla, Hoppers Pub Serves Classic Pub Fare in Route 66-Themed Digs

Look for a Philly cheesesteak alongside fried frog legs.

Jodie’s Ol’ Farmhouse & Bakery Serves Up Country Diner Favorites in Chester, Illinois

Jodie’s Ol’ Farmhouse & Bakery Serves Up Country Diner Favorites in Chester, Illinois

Look for a country breakfast and housemade pies.

Finn’s at the Emerson Updates the Classic Speakeasy for a Modern Crowd in Joplin

Finn’s at the Emerson Updates the Classic Speakeasy for a Modern Crowd in Joplin

The menu pairs classic American fare with craft cocktails.

Hot Blocks: 5 Spots to Dine and Drink Along Columbia’s Green Meadows Parkway

Hot Blocks: 5 Spots to Dine and Drink Along Columbia’s Green Meadows Parkway

Cruise down the small stretch of Green Meadows Parkway on the south side of Columbia, Missouri, and you’ll be able to satisfy nearly any craving within just a few blocks. Just off Providence Road, this tiny strip boasts a coffee shop, liquor store, beer bar, beloved steakhouse and one of …

Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que Has Long Been a Favorite Spot for ‘Cue in Cuba

Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que Has Long Been a Favorite Spot for ‘Cue in Cuba

It sets itself apart from other barbecue joints with its massive selection of sides.

Savour Brings a One-of-a-Kind Dining Experience to Bolivar

Savour Brings a One-of-a-Kind Dining Experience to Bolivar

The fine-dining menu includes fried deviled eggs with caviar and filet mignon.

J and J Cheese Factory is a Destination for Cheese-Lovers in Highlandville

J and J Cheese Factory is a Destination for Cheese-Lovers in Highlandville

The shop is stocked with more than 80 cheeses, mostly from Wisconsin.

Trend Alert: Veggie Pizza Crusts Add a Healthy Spin to a Favorite Comfort Food

Trend Alert: Veggie Pizza Crusts Add a Healthy Spin to a Favorite Comfort Food

They’re low-carb, low-calorie alternatives to traditional dough.

The Sisters Behind Jones Bar-B-Q on How Appearing on Queer Eye Changed Their Lives

The Sisters Behind Jones Bar-B-Q on How Appearing on Queer Eye Changed Their Lives

Their famous barbecue sauce is now available for sale at the restaurant and online.

With Flourish, Two Longtime Farmers Are Now Offering Plant Starts, Tea, Spice Blends and More

With Flourish, Two Longtime Farmers Are Now Offering Plant Starts, Tea, Spice Blends and More

Farmers Crystal and Eric Stevens want to bring more locally grown food-and-drink products to the St. Louis area. 

The Buffalo Seed Co. Grows Rare Varieties of Maize, Tomatoes and More in Kansas City

The Buffalo Seed Co. Grows Rare Varieties of Maize, Tomatoes and More in Kansas City

Dr. Matthew and Nancy Kost adapt seeds to local growing conditions and, in turn, help create resilient, sustainable agricultural systems.

Danamay Farm is a Beloved U-Pick Berry Patch in Fulton

Danamay Farm is a Beloved U-Pick Berry Patch in Fulton

You can also find their berries at the Columbia Farmers Market.

Crystal Hartman of The Wine Cellar & Bistro on 3 Cookbooks That Shaped Her Career

Crystal Hartman of The Wine Cellar & Bistro on 3 Cookbooks That Shaped Her Career

She appreciates both traditional and contemporary cooking techniques.

Get the Recipe: Coco’s Ricotta Toast from Caffetteria Modern Cafe and Marketplace

Get the Recipe: Coco’s Ricotta Toast from Caffetteria Modern Cafe and Marketplace

It spreads fresh ricotta on a toasted English muffin with a drizzle of a lavender-lemon-honey syrup.

No-Fail Scrambled Eggs

No-Fail Scrambled Eggs

You want eggs to cook but not take on even the slightest bit of color. 

How to Make Your Own Fresh Mozzarella at Home

How to Make Your Own Fresh Mozzarella at Home

When I was growing up in a very Italian-influenced area in northern New Jersey, my grandpa would deliver fresh mozzarella to each of his children’s households every Sunday morning. On very lucky occasions, I’d visit his favorite little Italian market with him and get to watch the mozzarel…

These BLT Muffins Combine Feature the Flavors of the Classic Sandwich

These BLT Muffins Combine Feature the Flavors of the Classic Sandwich

The beloved sandwich is transformed into an on-the-go breakfast.

Salsa Macha Combines Chile, Garlic and Peanut Flavors in One Ingredient

Salsa Macha Combines Chile, Garlic and Peanut Flavors in One Ingredient

Tomatoes (and the weak of heart) need not apply.

This Summer Shakshuka Riffs on Huevos Rancheros

This Summer Shakshuka Riffs on Huevos Rancheros

It’s bright and gorgeous, so perfect for a crowd.

Grilled Asparagus with Togarashi and Lime

Grilled Asparagus with Togarashi and Lime

This recipe upgrades standard grilled asparagus with a pop of lime juice and spicy togarashi.

Fennel & Cucumber Daiquiri

Fennel & Cucumber Daiquiri

This spin on the classic cocktail has vegetal character.

Pork Chops With Agrodolce

Pork Chops With Agrodolce

Sweet, sour and tangy agrodolce complements these fatty, rich pork chops

Give Salads a Boost With These 6 Local Bottled Dressings

Give Salads a Boost With These 6 Local Bottled Dressings

Options range from light and olive oil-based to rich and creamy.

Blueberry, Goat Cheese and Basil Pie

Blueberry, Goat Cheese and Basil Pie

Try this unique spin on classic blueberry pie.