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Kansas Cuisine Coming To The College

KSCB News - November 1, 2011 8:32 am

You are what you eat. If this is true, then what are we as Kansans? Does Kansas have an iconic dish? What style of cuisine best illustrates our state?
Roger Adams will delve into these questions and more in his presentation “Kansas Cuisine” at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library and the Liberal Memorial Library on Monday, November 7.
Adams will be speaking at the SCCC/ATS Library at 12 noon and at the Liberal Memorial Library at 6 p.m.
Part travelogue and part history, this presentation explores whether Kansans have a unique dish they can call our own. Along the way, local dishes associated with immigrant groups in Kansas will be examined.
Samples of authentic Kansas cuisine will be available at both presentations, which are free to the public.
This program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.
“Kansas is flatter than a pancake when it comes to a cuisine or a dish that you could say is uniquely Kansan,” Adams said. “You’ve got to get off the main roads, travel a little way in, and see some of the older towns. You would be quite surprised at the culinary traditions you find.”
Adams is an associate professor of library science at Kansas State University and the curator of the Kansas State University Cookery Collection, the largest and most comprehensive cookery collection in the United States. He has presented programs on culinary history to groups in Kansas and across the United States.
For more information on this program, you can contact the SCCC/ATS Library at 417-1160 or the Liberal Memorial Library at 626-0180.


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