54 episodes

We start with the food and go beyond the plate to the people, places, and cultures of Kansas City. James Beard Award-winning food journalist Jill Silva has spent years covering Kansas City's bustling food scene. She co-hosts the podcast with 41 Action News Anchor Lindsay Shively, an award-winning storyteller who is always hungry for local fare because #LindsayLovesFood as much as she loves Kansas City. 

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We start with the food and go beyond the plate to the people, places, and cultures of Kansas City. James Beard Award-winning food journalist Jill Silva has spent years covering Kansas City's bustling food scene. She co-hosts the podcast with 41 Action News Anchor Lindsay Shively, an award-winning storyteller who is always hungry for local fare because #LindsayLovesFood as much as she loves Kansas City. 

    Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant goes beyond culinary training with The Prospect

    Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant goes beyond culinary training with The Prospect

    Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant is expanding horizons with her new project, The Prospect, and shining a spotlight on Black chefs with her new video podcast series The Conversation. She talks with Lindsay and Jill about how she’s managing it all in the midst of a pandemic.

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    • 33 min
    Earthell Bynum and Rachel Minnis of Excellent Choice

    Earthell Bynum and Rachel Minnis of Excellent Choice

    This time on Chew Diligence, Lindsay and Jill welcome a Leavenworth legend — Earthell Bynum, and her daughter-in-law, Rachel Minnis. Together, the reopened Excellent Choice, a place known around the world for its fried catfish and other fixings. 

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    • 33 min
    Brandon Simpson, chef and owner of Jazzy B's Diner

    Brandon Simpson, chef and owner of Jazzy B's Diner

    Brandon Simpson, chef and owner of Jazzy B's Diner in Lee's Summit, joins co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva via Zoom this week. He talks with them about operations since the COVID-19 pandemic started, as well as conversations he’s had with new customers looking to support Black businesses.

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    • 41 min
    Pirate’s Bone Burgers Chef Zaid Consuegra faces uncertain future due to COVID-19, DACA

    Pirate’s Bone Burgers Chef Zaid Consuegra faces uncertain future due to COVID-19, DACA

    Chef Zaid Consuegra isn’t just worried about reopening and running a restaurant after shutting his doors because of COVID-19. As a DACA recipient, he is waiting to hear what the Supreme Court will decide about the program that allows him and thousands of others in the Kansas City area to work and avoid deportation. 

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    • 43 min
    Local food producers see uptick in business during COVID-19 pandemic

    Local food producers see uptick in business during COVID-19 pandemic

    While restaurants are forced to adapt to new business models, and grocery stores struggle to keep basics on the shelves, there’s one sector of the food industry that’s been flooded with new customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This time on Chew Diligence, Lindsay and Jill talk with local farmers and ranchers about the impacts, both good and bad, the health crisis has presented for them. On this episode, our co-hosts are joined by Patrick Montgomery of KC Cattle Company, Matt Shatto of Shatto Milk Company and Alicia Ellingsworth of the Kansas City Food Hub.

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    • 55 min
    Teaching culinary arts during COVID-19 pandemic

    Teaching culinary arts during COVID-19 pandemic

    Learning to cook is no doubt a hands-on experience. With in-person classes canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, culinary arts teachers and students have had to get creative. Chef Bob Brassard and student Norah Pieken of Broadmoor Bistro join Lindsay and Jill via Zoom for this episode of Chew Diligence.

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    • 22 min

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