Soul food is a quintessential American cuisine, with a rich history and an abiding significance for black cultural identity. But with its celebration of all things fried and smothered, it has also had lasting effects on the health of African Americans. Join filmmaker Byron Hurt for a look at soul food: from its roots in Western Africa to its incarnation in the American South to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color. “Soul Food Junkies” also looks at the socioeconomics of the American diet, and how the food industry profits from making calories cheap, but healthy options expensive and hard to find.
‘Tis the season…of eating! Whether it is Christmas cookies, holiday hams or a pesky fruitcake, we all know that sweet treats play a big part in the joys of the season. But for a lot of us with allergies, and other dietary restrictions, yuletide pleasures can be a real challenge.
Never fear though, here on The Local Show, we’re here with a totally gluten- and dairy-free holiday recipe from KCPT viewer Amber Arnett Bequeaith. Amber runs Full Moon productions,the company that runs the Haunted Houses in the West Bottoms. but she and one of her children also happen to be gluten and dairy intolerant, which too, can be downright scary.
So how can you make a totally gluten and dairy free Christmas cookie that still passes the taste test? This week, we intend to find out.
If you are so inclined, here’s Amber’s GF/DF recipe for Holiday Sugar Cookies so you can try your own taste test at home:
½ c. Earth Balance (Butter substitute)
¾ c. sugar
¼ c. turbinate sugar
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
½ c. sour cream alternative
Add and stir till mixed in
1c Almond Flour
1c Sweet White Sorghum Flour
1 ½ Brown Rice
1 teaspoon soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Dash of Cinnamon
Mix into wet ingredients. Stir until it clumps. Take and ball the dough. Roll out on floured surface. Cut out!
Bake 350 degrees on a greased cookie sheet.
David Dorian-Ross introduces viewers to the practical benefits of the Chinese martial art of T’ai Chi through a series of demonstrations and discussions about how to achieve the maximum health and wellness benefits from each movement.
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has made Growing Kansas City’s Medical Research, From Discovery to Cure one of its Big 5 Ideas for the metro. We’ve been tracking what that actually means on this program with chamber and civic leaders over the last several months. This week, we perhaps put the most human face on the issue as we show you how patients from as far away as New Zealand are now heading to Kansas City to take advantage of some of the cutting edge research and clinical trials now going on in our own backyard. Producer Rich Miller takes us inside KU Med’s Clinical Research Center in Fairway, Kansas for a closer look.