The Garden Gourmet

Here are some fall produce recipes from our August/September 1999 issue, just the third issue produced by the current publishers. The recipes are from Karen Mitcham–Stoeckley, who studied the culinary arts in Italy, France, Japan, and America. Karen had a food column for many years in Missouri Life.


Missouri Life Food: Finding snapper in beef country

Red snapper is one of my favorite fishes with its mild flavor and meaty yet flaky texture, and it’s not a fish that I would expect to find in the heart of beef country in Sedalia. But here it was at No. 5 Bistro.


Hospitality Thrives at The Hive

The Hive, a.k.a Hive of the Ozarks, is a cafe-style eatery in Willard that operates on a nonprofit business model. It provides young adults with differing abilities the opportunity to learn food service skills.


The Garrison brings the past to life in Ozark

The Garrison restaurant, a former speakeasy in the Ozarks, brings the past to life with delectable flavor and history.


La Habana Vieja brings authentic Cuban flavors to Springfield

Springfield restaurant La Habana Vieja, which is named after Old Havana in the capital city of Cuba, features a menu that focuses on traditional Cuban favorites. Co-owned by Ted Tabor and Freddie Flores, the restaurant celebrates its first anniversary this month.


Foraging for a feast

If a locavore-centric restaurant that serves multicourse flights inspires your food-loving soul, Bulrush is a destination worth exploring. The restaurant, located in midtown St. Louis on Washington Boulevard, brings together historical Ozarks food and the creative culinary techniques of Chef/Owner Rob Connley.


Find Dining: Appetite for history at The Ozark Mill

Just as the restored early 19th-century structure at The Ozark Mill at Finley Farms honors the community’s heritage, the lunch and dinner menus at the restaurant pay homage to regional foods and recipes.


Find Dining: Beyond Spätzle, Schnitzel, and Strudel

The contemporary German restaurant Affäre is centered in the Crossroads Art District, not far from the Power and Light District in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Co-owned by the native German couple Martin and Katrin Heuser, Affäre is an innovative German restaurant that features seasonal, locally raised and grown ingredients.


Toasted Ravioli St. Louis

Make Toasted Ravioli at Home

This quick and easy recipe for St. Louis style toasted ravioli is perfect for your next party or potluck.


Comfort food classics like the bacon cheddar burger with hand-cut fries and onion rings at The Kozy in Bloomfield.

Southern Classics: The Kozy

Bloomsdale is a small town of about five hundred. It’s thirty minutes northeast of Farmington, but The Kozy, 710 Highway 61, and its sister restaurant, ninety-five-year-old Dew Drop Inn serve around fourteen thousand customers a month.