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Hungry For MO
Hungry For MO
KCUR Studios

Hungry For MO is a podcast from KCUR Studios where hosts Natasha Bailey and Jenny Vergara celebrate the stories behind Missouri’s iconic... more

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Annie Fisher’s beaten biscuit empire

At the turn of the 20th century, a self-taught caterer in Columbia gained national acclaim with her sought-after biscuit recipe.... more

30 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
What even is Ozark cuisine?

Missouri’s Ozark Mountains are known for their lush wilderness and popular tourist destinations. But what about the food? Like much... more

22 Dec 2022 · 34 minutes
The salad days of Wish-Bone dressing

In 1948, Phillip Sollomi debuted an Italian vinaigrette at his Kansas City fried chicken restaurant, the Wishbone. An immediate hit,... more

14 Dec 2022 · 32 minutes
Black walnut magic

Missouri is home to more black walnut trees than any other place in the world. Its wild nature and distinct... more

07 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
No apologies for St. Louis pizza

Is there any other regional pizza in the country that elicits as much debate and shame as St. Louis-style? A... more

30 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
A toast to the birthplace of sliced bread

Chillicothe, Missouri, has an unusual claim to fame: It’s the town where sliced bread first debuted back in 1928. But... more

21 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
Myth-busting the St. Louis World's Fair

The St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 forever changed modern American cuisine — popularizing foods like the ice cream cone,... more

14 Sep 2021 · 28 minutes
Crock-Pots for the people

No Midwestern cookout is complete without a delicious chili or dip simmering in a Crock-Pot. But when the device was... more

07 Sep 2021 · 33 minutes
George Washington Carver’s quiet revolution

George Washington Carver is slotted in American history lessons as "the peanut guy." But this Missourian gave us biofuels, food... more

31 Aug 2021 · 30 minutes
Chinese food, Missouri-style

Missouri claims the creation of two iconic, innovative Chinese dishes — but Springfield cashew chicken and the St. Paul sandwich... more

24 Aug 2021 · 30 minutes
Hungry For MO
Annie Fisher’s beaten biscuit empire
Hungry For MO