Month: May 2015

Bread of the Month: Chronicling a Kansas flapjack

[I]n the thousands of miles famed roving food writer Clementine Paddleford logged in the 1940s and ‘50s for her How America Eatscolumns and cookbook, she did not skirt her home state of Kansas. Of Liberal, Kan., “self-styled Pancake Hub of the Universe,” where an annual pancake race of international notoriety […]

Remembering a ‘forgotten’ food writer

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” — Jennie Paddleford to her daughter, Clementine [H]ow is it possible that, in the four years I attended Kansas State University, majoring in journalism, spending two years working on the school’s daily newspaper, The Collegian, and even planning and […]

Searching for the morel to the story

[I]f there is some truth to the notion that we pick our parents before we are born, then I must have selected mine because I knew they would lead me to morel mushrooms. By lead, I mean literally. During my childhood in Kansas, I was taken on jaunts into timber […]