Iconic Eats of Wichita: Surprising History, People and Recipes

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Located a long way from any ports of call, Wichita is perhaps the last place where you’d expect to find a diverse culinary scene. From its early days as a rough-and-tumble cow town on the Chisholm Trail, the city first achieved dining sophistication through the efforts of the Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club, now the oldest such club in the United States. Steakhouses in the north end invented and popularized what some consider the city’s signature dish: garlic salad. Waves of immigrants from three parts of the world—Mexico, Lebanon and Vietnam—stamped the dining habits of residents with dishes such as piratas, shawarma and Saigon Oriental Restaurant’s famous No. 49. Author Joe Stumpe tells these stories and more while providing nearly two hundred prize recipes from restaurants and home cooks.
ISBN: 9781467148818
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kansas
Series: American Palate
Images: 82
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Joe Stumpe is a writer, musician and culinary instructor. His first book, Wicked Wichita, was published by The History Press in 2018.
More About This Book